Category Archives: Holy Week

A DAY OF UNREST

It was the Sabbath day – a day dedicated to rest and meditation. Jesus’ body had been interred in the tomb of a rich man. Time would not allow for preparing the body for burial, because the Sabbath required no … Continue reading

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GOOD FRIDAY?

I never quite understood the meaning of the words, “Good Friday.” What’s good about it? Today we’ll hear sermons and watch movies depicting the horrendous torture and death of Jesus of Nazareth. We will experience the pain of the lash, … Continue reading

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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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EASTER BUNNY VS. JESUS

As I was doing my weekly grocery shopping the other day, I was amazed to find a whole section devoted to Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, peeps, sugary treats, cavity makers and artificial grass – along with baskets of all sizes … Continue reading

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THE MESSIAH IS HERE – PART SEVENTEEN

RUFUS OF CYRENE – SON OF SIMON – EYE WITNESS TO CRUCIFIXION It was a day much like today when we arrived in the city of Jerusalem for the Passover. It was a journey that would change our lives and … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION OF A TEMPLE

READ JOHN 2:13-22 Today, as we consider the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral and all its worldly treasures, hearts will ache and tears will fall.  This building has stood the test of time through wars, scandal, revolution, discouragement and hatred. … Continue reading

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ROMAN SOLDIERS

The Roman soldier was a leader of men, yet it was his obligation to follow orders.  They came through the ranks after serving in the military for years. The requirements to become an officer were often difficult.  The candidate had to … Continue reading

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RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

Each year for 30 some years, this man and His family travelled to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast.  It was as much apart of His life as studying the scriptures.  His mission was about to be fulfilled. When He entered … Continue reading

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THE TOMB

According to Jewish custom, burial of the dead had to take place on the same day of death.  His body had been turned over to Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.  The women followed and watched as Jesus was carried to … Continue reading

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IN CHRIST ALONE

In Christ alone my hope is found,He is my light, my strength, my song;this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,firm through the fiercest drought and storm.What heights of love, what depths of peace,when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!My Comforter, my All … Continue reading

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MISSION TO SAVE

It was the start of a week filled with emotional highs and lows.  On Sunday, I watched with the crowds as he entered the city on a donkey and was received with shouts off Hosanna.  There were those who had come … Continue reading

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