Monthly Archives: April 2015

What About Pilate?

Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him…” -Luke 23:22 (NKJV) Pontius Pilate was the consummate politician.  He had risen to the Governorship of Judea … Continue reading

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This is the King of the Jews

There they nailed Him to the cross… And Pilate posted a sign over Him that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” -John 19:18-19 After it all, Pilate had the last word with those whom he knew had … Continue reading

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What About Judas?

“Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He [Jesus] had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders…” -Matthew 27:3 (NKJV) The human condition is fraught with bad choices. We make … Continue reading

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Cracked Armor

And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him [Judas]. -John 13:26b-27 Satan can only enter, if we leave the door open. Even while Judas … Continue reading

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A Friday Called “Good”

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. -Luke 23:44-45 Language is a funny thing. Invented to help us communicate, words can be the greatest source … Continue reading

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Why Me?

In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven; for He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. -Matthew 5:45 … Continue reading

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The Crucified

But they shouted, “Take Him away! Take Him away! Crucify Him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.  Finally Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified. -John 19:15-16 … Continue reading

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You Drive, I’ll Ride

Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me. -Mark 8:34 There is a contemporary Christian song called “You … Continue reading

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The Example

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. -Ephesians 5:1-2 Jesus showed us how … Continue reading

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What about Mary?

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons. – Mark 16:9 (NIV) On that morning the sun rose and the Son shone first … Continue reading

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