Category Archives: Christ’s passion

THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL

At first his heart was filled with excitement to simply be with Jesus.  Like the rest of the disciples, the message appealed to him.  He had grown up with the promise of a Messiah and this Jesus seemed to fill all … Continue reading

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. . . AND JESUS WEPT

They had arrived outside the city of Jerusalem. Jesus and His band of brothers made the journey for the annual Passover celebration. They were tired from the long journey, but Jesus was well aware of what would soon come to … Continue reading

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KING OF KINGS & LORD OF LORDS

The people crowded across the expanse just surrounding the Mount of Olives. Jesus would give His final instructions to those who claimed to be His followers. The place was covered with thousands of men and even more women and children. … Continue reading

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HE WAS CREATING QUITE A STIR

The leaders of the church were becoming uneasy. Who was this man who claimed to be from God? They knew what was written about the foretold king. He was supposed to finally release them from their oppression. He was going … Continue reading

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THE PASSOVER LAMB

Blood flows from a beaten, smitten corpse, hanging on an instrument of torture. This One not taking life, but giving it through holy, precious blood. That is righteousness, bought and paid for the ugliest and most sinister of us. Complete payment … Continue reading

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MISTY MORNING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© With each passing mile we see, nestled in within the trees, Tiny reminders of homes which once were, Each building, suffering the wear of time, Peeling paint, Broken windows, Shattered dreams … Continue reading

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PRAISE HIM

God is the Creator of all of things and certainly isn’t in need of our praise, but because of His great love for us, He definitely deserves our gratitude.  Hosanna on the highest.

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CARVED IN STONE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© One of Paul’s favorite spots to pain – Yellowstone Falls – This is another new one. Raging ice turns into water, Crashing, Rolling over jagged rock, Bubbling and steaming, As it falls … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PONTIUS PILATE

Pontius Pilate played a pivotal role in the crucifixion of Jesus, even though he had no reason to declare him guilty.  The evidence brought against this criminal had nothing to do with Roman law.  The only possible reason Pilate could … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SIMON, THE LEPER

There is a lot said in the Bible about Leprosy.  Today the disease is referred to as Hansen’s Disease and easily curable if caught soon enough.  The laws concerning Leprosy are laid out in the book of Leviticus 13.  The disease is thoroughly … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – HEROD ANTIPAS

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS FROM THE PASSION – BLIND BARTIMAEUS

Blindness in Jesus’ lifetime was quite common.  Actually blindness was a contagious disease carried by flies and the only way to avoid catching it was to stay away from those afflicted with it.    The hot desert sun would close … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ANNAS

  At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION STORY – JOHN, THE BAPTIST

This begins a series on the characters of the Passion of Christ for Lent An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope … Continue reading

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I GIVE UP?

Today thousands will be relinquishing their hold on something.  Some will give up a favorite food, social media or do something to help others.  Giving things up is good, but it isn’t going to get you one step closer to … Continue reading

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HE WAS CHANGING THE WORLD

The crowds grew day by day.  Soon there were so many, he had to go to the top of a mountain to speak to them. They waited eagerly and hung on every word he had to say.  Many of those words … Continue reading

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