“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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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 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 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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March 8

–John 6:35 I love Jesus’ timing.  NOTHING is done without purpose. The chapter begins with the feeding of the 5,000. Is that not fitting seeing that our verse for the days states that Jesus is the bread of life? Once again we find the religious leaders arguing with Jesus about the manna which their fathers […]

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