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Easter

remember what He said

Sunday — He is Risen! After the sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and […]

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the tomb was sealed

Saturday — Popular World View …On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Luke 23:55b The Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) begins at nightfall on the day our calendar designates as Friday. But that’s not really as simple as it sounds. The twilight period, from […]

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it’s only the beginning

Friday — Good and Black Christian tradition says Christ spent most of Friday on a Roman cross, juxtaposed between two thieves, completing God’s plan for reconciling his fallen creation (man) to himself. Hollywood and the History Channel take great pleasure in depicting the horror of Christ’s […]

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John 3:16

Thursday — All For Love Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 The time […]

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strangers cannot

Wednesday — Betrayal Four years have passed since I decided to study the Biblical accounts of Christ’s final week on earth for myself.  I have to say, my understanding has been re-shaped. And, even after revisiting the study every Easter since then, I’ve barely scratched the surface! In Western […]

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enough is enough

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23 Tuesday–And Finally, […]

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we can only imagine

After the Triumphal Entry Scripture tells us when Jesus came into town, the first place he went was the Temple; a place he had visited often and knew well. Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and […]

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six days before

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz’arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. John 12:1 Picture it if you can. The place — Jerusalem. The time — close to the turn of the millennium. The cultural and political climate is […]

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seven more days

on the way to the cross… The Apostle Paul wrote to the Church at Ephesus: “…How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long […]

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friday – good and black

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 Christian tradition says Christ spent […]

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Sunday – HE LIVES!

Remember His Words? On the first day of the week, Sunday – Resurrection Sunday – at early dawn while it was still mostly dark, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, who had all come with Jesus from Galilee, went back to the […]

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Saturday – popular world view

As you’ll recall from reading the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ ministry on earth the Sabbath is a time when NO work may be done without invoking the wrath of the Pharisees. There’s not much information preserved in Biblical records concerning the hours and days Jesus’ […]

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