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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March 21–Week 3: PROPHECIES CONCERNING JESUS’ DEATH

Zech. 9:9/John 12:13, 14 Triumphal Entry Some may scoff and say that Jesus staged the whole thing, but the amazing prophecy actually begins in Matthew 21:2 where Jesus tells His disciples, “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring […]

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March 15

—Matt.21:33-41 The Parable of the Vineyard Characters in this parable: Householder/landowner—he planted the vineyard, put a wall around it, and dug a winepress and tower Husbandmen/vine-growers—the householder rented it to them Servants/slaves—householder sends HIS servants to the vineyard that THEY might receive the fruit Husbandmen took the servants and beat, killed, stoned them (This action repeated […]

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March 13

–John 15:1 Jesus is the true vine and his Father is the husbandman, vinedresser. The TRUE vine—this makes me think of different vines I’ve run into in my gardening.  Our son and his wife bought a house in South Carolina several years ago and it must have been owned by a gardener at one time. […]

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