Category Archives: Christ’s passion

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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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE PHARISEES

    The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the laws … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ZACCHAEUS

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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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 – THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

It was the hottest point of the day, when the Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the other woman who came to gather water in the coolness of morning.  Those … 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 – NICODEMUS

A member of the ruling council of the Sanhedrin, he was well versed in the scriptures and believed in the God of his fathers.  He knew a Messiah was promised to save his people, but Jesus didn’t seem to be what … 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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THEY CRUCIFIED HIM

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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BUILDING OUR FAITH

Faith is one of those words used to explain something that we can’t see. It’s putting our trust in something without having proof of its existence. But it’s so much more than that! To have faith, we must have confidence … 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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