Category Archives: Lent

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

The story of the Passion of Christ wouldn’t be complete without the antagonist – that ever present cad who was on the scene at the beginning of the creation of the world – the one who attempted to take away God’s … Continue reading

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IMPOSSIBLE? NOT WITH GOD!

Do you ever have days that you wish could just forget happened? Does your life look like it’s headed for the darkest, smelliest sewer?  Has your faith suffered because of it?  When things seem their worst, that’s the time to … Continue reading

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ON THE BACK OF A DONKEY

Before He was even born, Jesus traveled on the back of a donkey.  He was safely protected from the bumps and crevices on the rugged road.  Tucked away in His mother’s womb, it wouldn’t be long and He’d be born … Continue reading

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A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

The sun was at its peak in the middle of the day.  Radiance danced across the lake as the young Rabbi spoke from a small boat.  His voice filled the entire expanse.  It was a voice of authority – a strong, … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?

“Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” ― Aristotle … Continue reading

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A NOT SO GREAT SHOWMAN

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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BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE!

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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A TRUE FOLLOWER

She came from a small village on the shore of the Sea of Galilee called Magdala.  The town was a thriving community which made beautifully colored dyes and even more resplendent textiles. Because of its location, it was the perfect … Continue reading

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UP A TREE

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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CLEAN, LIVING WATER

It was the hottest point of the day, when the woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the others who came in the coolness of morning.  Those women had no use for her.  … Continue reading

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DROWNING IN TRADITION

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 years, … Continue reading

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THE SCOURGE

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 12, 2016 – REPOSTED TODAY TO REMIND US OF WHAT OUR SAVIOR SUFFERED FOR US. 39 lashes was the limit.  More than that would have undoubtedly caused death.  The object of lashing was to inflict severe … Continue reading

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I WOULD NEVER DENY HIM

The dark shadows of night filled the courtyard.  Many were gathered in the stillness.  Word was out that Jesus had been arrested and was standing trial before the high priest. Those who remained, couldn’t help wondering how this could be.  Only … Continue reading

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TOUCHED BY THE SON OF GOD

A little over a year ago, a friend of ours passed away.  We got a chance to get reacquainted for a short time before he died.  We had known this man from the first church we attended when we moved … Continue reading

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BURDENS CARRIED

Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the via dolorosa included carrying the instrument of … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIME?

When I was a young child, I remember seeing this picture and wondering about this young man, Jesus.  He was only a child, but had so much wisdom and knowledge to share with the elders of the church and the … Continue reading

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GOD WINS!

The Bible has lots of references to lions. Daniel was thrown into a pit filled with them and was able to survive with the protection of God. David killed one with his bare hands to save a lost sheep from … Continue reading

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EARS OPENED

There were those who left their jobs and families behind to follow Him.  They gave up everything to be a part of it.  Some of them became His inner circle of workers and would someday continue to share the words He … Continue reading

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GIVING UP OR GIVING THANKS

The practice of giving something up for Lent is one of those practices that may seem outdated, but not if it’s done with the right attitude.  If we do it as a way of gaining our own salvation it’s wrong, but if done as a reminder … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID

  Someone once stated that the phrase, “Do not be afraid,” is noted in the Bible 365 times – once for each day of the year.  Though this is a nice sentiment, it isn’t really true, but the point is, we … Continue reading

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