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Jesus, remember me

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (the thief on the cross, and me, and you) _____________________________ Advertisements

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utterly separated

Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held … Continue reading

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We were there, plotting and scheming

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? “‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord?’ the old spiritual asks. And we must … Continue reading

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Who delivered up Jesus to die?

Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy;  but the Father, for love! Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) “…when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this … Continue reading

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brightness at midnight, darkness at noon

“At the birth of the Son of God, there was brightness at midnight; at the death of the Son of God there was darkness at noon.”  Brightness at midnight “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the … Continue reading

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the true agony of the cross

“I have heard many sermons about the physical pain of death by crucifixion. I’ve heard graphic descriptions of the nails and the thorns. Surely the physical agony of crucifixion was a ghastly thing. But there were thousands who died on … Continue reading

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A twisted crown of thorns

“Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ … Continue reading

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