“God, forsaken of God”

When we read of Jesus’ agony and prayer in the garden—the start of his passion (as Dr. Pettit points out in his message)—and then read of all the agony, sheer torture, grief, mocking, pain and everything else He suffered, I realize that only a god THE GOD of all gods could carry such a burden […]

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PASSOVER/LAST SUPPER

Well, sorry I’m so late posting this, It has been a great challenge to keep up with this 40-day challenge! I hope you are doing better than I am!! April 4—Matt. 26:17-20 Preparation for the Passover  We have here an account of Christ’s keeping the Passover. Being made under the law, he submitted to all […]

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WEEK FOUR: Miracles of Jesus’ Last Month

Here is the entire week of devotions: March 28—John 11:1-46 Raising Lazarus Spiritual vs. Physical Perspective This miracle shouts the two perspectives all over the place.  Here are just a few: Situation:   Physical/Spiritual Lazarus’s sickness: Sisters and disciples want him healed/Jesus allows him to die to bring glory to His Father Walking in the light: the […]

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March 26

—Isaiah. 53:4,5/Matt. 8:16,17 Suffering Vicariously (Our Delegated Substitute!) Isaiah 53: 3,4 He is despised (hated, reviled, loathed, shunned, scorned, derided [antonym is beloved: how heartbreaking that the beloved Son of God bore all this FOR ME!]) and rejected (disallowed, forbidden, banned, excluded, vetoed, prohibited) of men; a man of sorrows (distresses, troubles, burdens, disappointments), and […]

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March 25

—Isaiah 53:7/Matt. 26:62, 63 Silent When Accused  Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Matt. 26:62-65 (NKJV) And the high priest arose […]

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March 23

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. Mark 14:10 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, […]

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March 18

—Matt.25:1-13 Parable of the Ten Virgins Obviously, this parable is about the return of Christ. There are several thoughts about which return it is referring too, but I’m just going to focus on the lesson for me! J Jesus IS coming back. If He came today, would I be ready? Am I a wise or […]

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