Never in all the history of the world has a day started so sad and ended so joyfully! This is the day that the world has been waiting for.
It is Saturday morning. Jesus is dead and laid in the tomb, wrapped in linen cloths, his face marred more than any man’s visage has ever been marred (Isaiah 52:14).
We call it “Good Friday.” It was humans who assigned this term to the event. That is significant because it is “good” for us; it was not “good” for Jesus or for God.
I want to preface the events of Thursday by noting that there are three different schools of thoughts regarding on exactly which day Jesus was crucified. The traditional, accepted school of thought is that Jesus was crucified on Friday. Some, however, hold that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday and some hold that Jesus was crucified on Thursday. This is all complicated by the fact that the Jewish day did not run from midnight to midnight like we are used to today.
On Tuesday evening, Jesus had gone out to the Mount of Olives (Luke 21:37) likely with his disciples after a day filled with teaching. The Bible is strangely silent regarding Jesus’ activities on Wednesday. It is possible (though not confirmed by scripture) that Jesus spent this day resting after two exhausting days of teaching and spent time with his disciples. It is likely from what we know of Jesus that this time was also spent in prayer.
Jesus spent Monday night outside the city of Jerusalem (Mark 11:19) most likely in the little village of Bethany. Tuesday morning, we find Jesus wending his way back into the city of Jerusalem (Mark 11:20) that should have welcomed Him as their King but instead would crucify him as a criminal yet their Savior three days hence.
Today is known as “Holy Monday.” On the day prior (Palm Sunday), Jesus had come into Jerusalem. On Sunday evening, Jesus went back out of the city of Jerusalem to the little village of Bethany where he stayed the night (Matt. 21:17; Mark 11:11), most likely with his friends, Lazarus, Mary, and Martha (although scripture does not confirm with whom he stayed). On Monday morning, Jesus left the little village of Bethany and as he made his way to Jerusalem (Matt.
For most of us this question may not seem relevant at first thought. It doesn't really apply to our lives, right? Most of us have been born into happy, solid homes; a father and mother to receive us, and other brothers and sisters. "Adoption" is for the poor and needy, the down and outcast, the baby left on the doorstep of the church or fire station. Adoption Is for those without hope, no future, and often no ability to help themselves.
Christmas greetings to all,
What does Christmas mean to you? As we approach this holiday season once more, are we caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying gifts, stringing lights, decorating trees, and telling our children about Santa Claus?
I highly recommend that you read this article on Halloween written by Brother Edwin Eby.
The account of Abram in Gen chapter 18 and 19 are a real challenge to me! Abram was called by God to leave his home in Haran to go to a land he was not familiar with. So he took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot, who was more like a son to Abram than a nephew. God had not yet blessed Abram with a son yet and Lot's father (Abram's youngest brother) had died while Lot was still young.
Do these words sound familiar? They are from an old, favorite hymn that was written by Thomas O. Chisholm. This title was taken from a verse in Lamentations. “ They [Mercies] are new every morning: great is they faithfulness” Lam.
God is very interested in revealing Himself to the World and to us individually! Ps 19 says that Creation itself is God revealing Himself to us so much so that it says that "the Heavens declare (reveal) the Glory of God". In Gen 3 God revealed Himself to Adam & Eve by talking openly with them and giving them responsibility and a commandment. Sin broke this open revelation.
Last evening our church had the privilege of shining the the light of Christ on our street corner during the annual "trick or treat" night here in the city. It was a wonderful blessing to sing songs about Jesus Christ as many people paraded by. The children and several of the adults had the fun of handing out packets with a gospel cd, tracts, toy etc to the other children coming down the street.
You hear this phrase around alot "The Stakes are High" especially right now during the elections. What do you think about when you hear that phrase? I think about risk, I think about the adrenaline that must flow through your blood when "the stakes are high". I think about what happens to me when I am preparing for something when " the stakes are high".
One day as King, a king such as pursued the heart of God, sat in Palace and contemplated the death of the king who preceded him and the death of that king’s son, being moved with sorrow, wondered, “Is there anyone in Royal Family who is yet alive, for I wish to show him the kindness of God?”
Upon hearing this request, a nearby servant of the King responded, “Yes, my lord. Indeed there is a son, yea, even a grandson of the king who is yet alive. But lo, O lord, he is crippled in both feet, yea, and needs someone to saddle even his riding donkey for him.” (Now it must be hereupon mentioned that Cripple was born as quite a normal baby and a perfect son. But upon the good intentions of Nurse, he fell, was bruised, broken, and became terminally lame in both of his legs.)
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