Monthly Archives: March 2018

The day after

Luke 23:50-56 As the sun set the evening before, Jesus, the one who was crucified, was laid in the tomb. For so many, grief was the only thing they would know as the sun rose again the day after. It … Continue reading

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Finished

John 19:14-35 With three simple words, our Lord Jesus breaths a sigh of relief. His words offer up a cry of deliverance. Finally, after seemingly endless hours of pain and anguish, the suffering is ended. The work he has come … Continue reading

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Assurance and hope in Christ

Mark 14:17-31, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 In the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. These are words of assurance. From the time the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, through the … Continue reading

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Washing feet

John 13:1-17 Dirty, filthy feet. That is what our Lord stooped so low to wash; the dirty, filthy feet of his closest companions. These are the feet of the twelve who dared take Jesus up on his invitation to follow … Continue reading

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Authority

Mark 11:27-33 The day after Jesus drove the merchants and traders out of the temple, the chief priests, scribes and elders of the temple questioned his authority. It is not likely any of these temple authorities were around the day … Continue reading

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Cleansed

Mark 11:12-19 Yesterday we waved palms, shouted “Hosanna!” and greeted our King with exuberance. So, what of today? The procession has ended; the excitement died down, and life has returned to normal. Well, that may also be what the citizens … Continue reading

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Save us

Mark 11:1-11 Just outside the city walls, a procession had begun. The one who is called King of the Jews is riding on a donkey towards the city of David. As the procession draws even closer to the gates, people … Continue reading

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Always in Christ

Romans 8:31-39 Depression; clinical depression. It is not something understood by those who do not suffer from it. It isn’t simply a mood or a sullen disposition. Depression is a chronic condition, an imbalance, an affliction. Such depression can take … Continue reading

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Truth in Christ

John 8:21-32 Many heard Jesus teaching in the temple and were amazed. Some Pharisees, who were standing nearby; however, took exception. The Pharisees often found themselves at odds with Jesus’ words. They believed their self-defined teaching to be the standard. … Continue reading

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Life in abundance

John 10:1-18 As you read this morning’s scripture, notice Jesus didn’t say that he came in order that people would have an abundance. Jesus came so that we would have “life” abundantly. Materialism only leads us away from God and … Continue reading

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