Passion Week Devo: Saturday

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Saturday, the day before the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter had to by far be the hardest and loneliest days for Jesus’ followers. Here is a group of men and women who have openly followed the man who was hated by the Romans and the “religious” Jews, and their Messiah had been crucified. They lay in wait for what Jesus …

Passion Week Devo: Good Friday

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Read Matthew 26-27 slowly. “What is good about Good Friday?” is an easy question to ponder after reading Matthew 26 and 27.  Betrayal, denial, injustice, political pandering, beatings, mockery, and a slow cruel death end Jesus’ last few days of life. What is good about Good Friday? Nothing, unless all the bad accomplished something really good.  This truth about Good Friday reminds …

Passion Week Devo: Thursday

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This Thursday of Holy Week, also known as Maundy Thursday, commemorates two main events with Jesus and his disciples: The institution of the Lord’s supper and Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Today we meditate on the profoundness of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples: “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he …

Passion Week Devo: Wednesday

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“Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.” (Mark 14:10­-11) It’s the week leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ, and the tides …

Passions Week Devo: Tuesday

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But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all …

The Thief

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV) What does the thief steal from you? Is it your peace of mind? Is it your self-worth; your faith? The enemy loves to lie to us. He likes to cause us to …

How Great Thou Art

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Coming into Passion Week I’ve been reflecting on many qualities of God, specifically His greatness. He is so great that He not only created the world, everything in it, and everything around it, but He also sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to save everything He created. When I think about how to put how great the Lord is into …

Special Guests on Palm Sunday

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Each year as we approach Easter, our kids take the time to remember the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. For the kids, a key moment in the story comes as Jesus rides through the crowd on a donkey as they wave palm branches and sing praises. For the third consecutive year, Northstar Kids was able …

Passion Week Devo: Palm Sunday

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“Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall …