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Tag Archive 'Christ’s death and resurrection'

Good Friday is not the end

He didn’t defend himself.
He didn’t try to justify his cause or prove his innocence.
He stood there…silent…like a lamb to the slaughter.
When offered the opportunity to speak into the situation and right the wrongs…clarify his position…he chose to stand in quiet strength.
Pilate, so arrogant in his authoritative role…his title…believed that he held the power of life [...]

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bruised for us

It is Holy Week.
I woke up this morning feeling heavy…weighted down.
A sorrow and grief that has been nagging at me seemed to surface in my heart before I even got out of bed.
I felt like God was so far away.
“Where are you, God?”
Have you felt that way before? Have you ever found yourself wondering and [...]

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the joy walk

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from [...]

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the other side

“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:15
That phrase, “triumphing over them” means “a general’s triumph who returns victorious”. (Matthew Henry’s Commentary) Think about that. Christ’s death on the cross stripped the enemy of all power and control. No longer are we captive [...]

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