Category Archives: Passion

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 FINAL SACRIFICE

It was the hour of the evening sacrifice when Jesus took His final breath and commended Himself to His heavenly Father’s hands. The final sacrifice was now complete. His distorted, gory, pitiful body was lifeless. It was getting late. The work … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JESUS

This is the final biography of the characters that appeared prior, during and after the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christ.  Those I’ve talked about over the past few weeks define who Jesus was and still is today.  His story is … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

THE PIETA By MICHELANGELO She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin – like us, yet God chose her to be the vessel which would carry the Son of God for nine months in her … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOHN

John and his brother, James were disciples of John, the Baptist.  They were fishermen, like many of the other apostles and the sons of Zebedee and Salome.  They made their living fishing on the sea of Galilee as did their father, … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MARY OF MAGDALA

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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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOSEPH OF ARIMATHIA

He was a well respected member of the community, wealthy beyond most standards and a leader in the Sanhedrin.  A native of Arimathea, he now called home Jerusalem.  He undoubtedly knew that his life was soon coming to an end, … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PILATE’S WIFE

She’s known  as Claudia Procula and had a bit part in the Passion Story.  She had a disturbing dream regarding the accused blasphemer and self-professed King of the Jews.  It was real enough in her mind to go to her husband and  plead for … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE THIEF ON THE CROSS

This has been a year of loss for us. Within the last two weeks we have watched the lives of two of our longtime friends ebb and succumb to the pangs of death, however we know that they are now free from their … Continue reading

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OPEN MY EARS

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MALCHUS There are many minor characters in the Passion story, but each of them carries a remarkable lesson in their experience with Jesus.  One of them was a servant of the high priest Caiaphas, named … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PETER’S MOTHER IN LAW

“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.”   Matthew 8:14 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him – so much so, that He … Continue reading

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SON RISE

Mary’s Journey & Eternity by Kathy Boecher© ETERNITY He died that I could live. He suffered pain and loss. He gave all He could give, upon that rugged cross. But on that awesome day, so many years ago, He for … Continue reading

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ANNAS, THE HIGH PRIEST

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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JUDAS

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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THE JOURNEY BEGINS

His wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures surpassed many of the most religious leaders of the synagogue.  As He traveled the coast of the Sea of Galilee, many were amazed at His words  – His healing – His parables  His … 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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