Category Archives: Salvation

Good Friday

What is happening:  Jesus was interrogated last night before the ruling body of Elders, the Sanhedrin, where they tried to figure out what to do with him.  Finally he was locked away in a dungeon at the home of the … Continue reading

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Holy/Maundy Thursday-New Covenant

What is Happening:  We don’t know anything about what happens earlier in the day other than Jesus is focusing on the Passover Meal (start reading at Matthew 26:17).  At some point his disciples come to him and ask where he would … Continue reading

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Riding Under A Shell of Empty Praise

What’s Happening:  Today Christians mark the day of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the first day of the last week of Jesus’ life before the Cross.  We call it Palm Sunday. Let’s go with him today and through this week … Continue reading

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Removing a Sexual Sin

The following words written by the great King David after he had abused his authority over Bathsheba, another man’s wife, by having sexual relations with her.  When he found out she was pregnant, he arranged to have her husband killed … Continue reading

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Who In the Skies Can Be Compared to the Lord

“For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,”  (Psalm 89:6 NRSV) Recently, my wife and I took vacation in Washington State to visit her son and his girl … Continue reading

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The gods of the peoples are idols

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  (Psalm 96:5 NRSV) What a world of truth this little verse contains.  In the first reference to higher power, the writer uses the word elohim, … Continue reading

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Where Am I Going?

14Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am … Continue reading

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