Tag Archives: Easter

God walked again in the garden

“On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had … Continue reading

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moving heaven and earth

“…grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves…drawing us sinners closer and closer to Himself…Grace … 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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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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they were part of God’s plan

I know it seems odd to see wise men as Easter approaches. We usually only think of them at Christmas. But how delightful to remember, at all times of the year, this amazing truth: God planned, before the world was … 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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vast beyond all measure

How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss – The Father turns His face away, As … Continue reading

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Did he arrive on the exact day prophesied?

Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey — riding on a donkey’s colt. (Zechariah 9:9) God’s ways are often upside-down … Continue reading

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A scapegoat for you

When Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden, they were never meant to reenter the way they’d left — that way was guarded by angels and a flaming sword (Gen.3:24). God, instead, would provide a new way into … Continue reading

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Easter book recommendations for children (and adults)

In a couple of weeks we’ll celebrate, and we’ll also bow in humility and deep awe. We’ll celebrate because Jesus conquered sin and Satan and death, and God raised Him victorious from His tomb. We’ll bow because we’re unable to … Continue reading

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a transformed band of mourners

“Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from … 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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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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