Passion Week Devotionals: Monday

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This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

The Monday of Passion Week has always been associated with two events: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree (Mark 11: 12-14) and Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Luke 19:45-48). Both of these events at first glance seem out of character with current stereotypes of Jesus. The harsh tree cursing man and the “wild man” in the temple cleansing are judgmental and confrontational. Evidently the …

Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

The beautiful part about the Gospels, is that each author shares a different perspective. It’s the same truth, but told from a different viewpoint. The story of a woman anointing Jesus’ head with perfume is recorded in Matthew, Mark, and John. In this devotional, I will be focusing on the account recorded in Matthew 26:6-13. Matthew begins the passage with …

Passion Week Devotionals: Good Friday

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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

Before you begin today’s reading, take a moment and prepare your heart before God in prayer. Ask him to speak to you through today’s scripture reading. Read slowly through Luke 22:66-23:49. In the hours before Jesus’ crucifixion and death, He was mocked, spit on, and beaten. When He was gathered before the chief priests and scribes, they asked Him if …

Good Friday service recap

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

Our Good Friday service was alive with the presence of the Lord. We were all deeply humbled and touched by a new realization that it was our sin that killed Jesus, not the beatings, nails or cross that Jesus endured. One of the things God used to powerful speak to us was a video produced by Passion City Church for …

Passion Week Devotionals: Easter Sunday

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This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

The women sadly walked to the tomb. In everyone’s haste to beat sundown on Friday, Jesus’ body had not been properly prepared for burial. They were going to finish the task. They hoped that perhaps the Roman soldiers guarding the tomb would help by rolling the stone seal away so they could enter. When they arrived, surprise, shock and confusion …