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the Man that there was put to shame for me

In Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian, now “merry and glad of heart” sings with joy after his burden has fallen from his back. Laden with his sin and grief, he’s come to the cross. He’s realized that here, at the place where … Continue reading

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Is life a comedy or a tragedy?

Jesus’ died willingly, purposefully, and the Father raised Him wondrously. Encouragement, no matter our current circumstances, flows from those first Easter’s truths. Because of God’s startling plan that first Easter, we can experience a radically altered  understanding of our own … Continue reading

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He could not save himself

“So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. … Continue reading

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Who twisted the thorns?

Did he wear a crown of thorns? It was done so that we might wear the crown of glory… Was he mocked and reviled? It was done so that we might be honored and blessed. Was he reckoned a criminal, … Continue reading

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the arrival of King eternal

“Luke describes the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem at the beginning of that last week of his earthly life: As he was drawing near — already on the way down the Mount of Olives — the whole multitude of his … Continue reading

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