Month: March 2016

Passion Week. Saturday: In The Silence.

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“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count His sin.” (Romans 4:7-8) “We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” (Romans 6:6) “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the […]

Passion Week. Friday: It Is Finished.

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“I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25)  “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked.” (Ephesians 2:1)  “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5) […]

Passion Week. Thursday: Not Without Blood

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 “Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it over the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel and because of their transgressions, all their sins.” […]

Passion Week. Wednesday: Wounded for Our Transgressions

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“The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth.” (Isaiah 24:5-6a) “None is righteous, no, not one. No one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one. For all have sinned. The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 3:10b-12, 23, 6:23) “Christ redeemed us […]

Passion Week. Tuesday: His Choice for His Chosen

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“I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.” (Isaiah 50:6) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of […]

Passion Week. Monday: Before the Foundation of the World

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“He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise Him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15) “…this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God…” (Acts2:23) “Then He took the twelve aside and said to them,“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be […]

Passion Week

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  Easter is my favorite holy day. I love Christmas, and the mindfulness of all that God had planned from eternity past, prophesied for centuries, God Himself actually coming into this earthly realm in the body of an infant is more than I can comprehend. But Christmas without Easter is not much of a story. Meditating on the events of the Passion Week and Resurrection always takes my soul to the awareness of my own sin, the  amazement […]