Tag Archives: James Tissot

not exceeding our capacity to receive it

“The Lord did not come to make a display…For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But He who came to heal and to teach the way was … 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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Envious?

“Envy! Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself.” (The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott) What seems basic to John Stott takes me a while … Continue reading

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no noise made in the world, but loved

“There are some true Christians in the world of whom very little is known. The case of Joseph of Arimathea teaches this very plainly. Here is a man named among the friends of Christ, whose very name we never find elsewhere … 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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