Tag Archives: death of Christ

Bearing the disgrace

Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore. Hebrews 13:13 Here is just a part of the disgrace Jesus bore outside the camp: He was crucified as a common criminal. He was mocked, flogged and … Continue reading

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“Outside the camp”

We are focusing our attention on “out” this week. When we say “out,” what do we mean? Actually we mean a lot of things; more than we can talk about in one day, but here’s a good start. By “out,” … Continue reading

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View from the cross

We dare not judge anyone that Jesus gave His life to forgive. And today is the day Jesus gave His life to forgive us all. Today is Friday. Good Friday. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” … Continue reading

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A Good Friday Prayer in a Pandemic

Our Father who art in heaven: Here on earth it’s gotten pretty rough. Your name is still hallowed, but we have lots of questions. It’s hard to find You when there’s so much suffering and death going on. We know … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

It had all been arranged. The first ones there had found everything just as he had said, so they prepared the Passover meal, but with an undercurrent of unrest.

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This is it

This is the day the earth shook. The sky turned dark. Graves opened. The fulcrum of history twisted and groaned on its axis. Sacrifices would be no more. We are now on the other side of this. Christ’s death shattered … Continue reading

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Working the Deep Magic

Yesterday’s Catch really got me going. I’ve always wondered about the passion of Christ. Every time it is acted out in film or theater, everything seems so drummed-up and confused. Pilate thinks he’s crucifying Jesus. The Jews think they are … Continue reading

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Pilate before Jesus

The whole exchange between Jesus and Pilate, the Roman governor to whom the Jewish authorities brought Jesus, is a revealing one. In it, Pilate — a representative of the ruling government of the Roman Empire under the rule of the … Continue reading

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Living in the ‘nevertheless’

Did you ever think that Jesus might have utilized the Twelve Steps of AA? It’s true. In the Garden of Gethsemane, the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He was well into Step Eleven. It’s just that the rest of … Continue reading

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Push and pull in the garden

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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