Passion Week Devotionals: Palm Sunday

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

The disciple whom Jesus loved in the book of John is none other than the writer himself. Throughout the gospels we see Jesus and the apostle John close by one another. They are relatives and John is one of Jesus’ first disciples who left his father’s very successful fishing business to follow the Lord. John was one of only two …

Passion Week Devotionals: Monday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

In Mark 11:12-14, we see an interesting, yet significant record of the character of Jesus. It had been one day since his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey amidst cheering and jubilation from the crowds. Yet, we find Jesus cursing a fig tree? A fig tree with leaves was supposed to bear fruit. The tree either …

Passion Week Devotional: Tuesday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

Questions are powerful. Questions reveal the intentions of our hearts like a seasoned detective obtaining a confession of a crime without the criminal even realizing it. And Jesus was a master detective of the human heart as revealed in the events of Tuesday during Passion Week. Jesus’ time in the temple on the Tuesday of Passion Week included several dialogues …

Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

As they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” (Matthew 17:22-23) Weeks before Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final week, He had been repetitively predicting His betrayal, arrest, death and resurrection. …

Passion Week Devotional: Easter Sunday

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

Three days It had been three days. I try to put myself in the disciples shoes, what they must be feeling, the disappointment the confusion. They had given up everything to follow this guy named Jesus who said he was the Messiah. He was crucified, died and was buried. What now? As Mary Magdalene and the other women approached Jesus’ …