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