Passion Week Devotionals: Monday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. And he was teaching them and saying …

Passion Week Devotionals: Tuesday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise …

Passion Week Devotionals: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

“Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and …

Passion Week Devotionals: Thursday

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

Most people have heard of Good Friday and of course Easter Sunday but what about Maundy Thursday? What in the world does Maundy mean? Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which translates to commandment. On this day, while Jesus is dining with his disciples during the Last Supper He gives them this commandment: “I am giving you a new …

Passion Week Devotionals: Saturday

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

In the Meantime… Rest in His Promise Easter Sunday? That’s tomorrow, the day after today. Saturday was the “in the meantime” for all who witnessed Jesus’ death–it was the dreadful day of waiting and not knowing what was to come. It also represents the “in the meantime” for us. We will experience that same dread and pain, but because we …

Passion Week Devotionals: Easter Sunday

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

I have fuller confidence at this point in my life than ever that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. I could point to numerous reasons based on observation, logic and history. However, for every solid reason a Christian posits for Jesus life, death, burial and resurrection, there are contending counterpoints. Some people refuse to believe because it threatens their control. …