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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Wednesday

The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn't here! He is risen from the dead!" Luke 24:5-6a Without the resurrection of Jesus, we would not have anything to celebrate. The day that...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Tuesday

They told him, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while He was still alive: 'After three days I will rise from the dead.' So, we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent His disciples from coming and stealing His body and then telling everyone He was...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Monday

Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed His last. Mark 15:37 In almost every instance, death and burial represent finality. They represent the end of a life on this earth. To all observing Jesus' death on the cross and later burial, it looked as if the end of His life and ministry had...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Saturday

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time—to show us His grace through Christ Jesus. And now He has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Friday

A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to His lips. When Jesus had tasted it, He said, "It is finished!" Then He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:29-30 Recently when my friend went to pay her son's tuition for...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Thursday

Jesus knew that His mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, "I am thirsty." John 19:28 My favorite seat in an airplane is in the exit row. I am all about the extra legroom that the exit row provides. Whenever I am lucky to get a seat in the exit row of an airplane, without...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Wednesday

Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:14-15 A few months ago, I flew to Georgia to visit my family. As I boarded, the pilot made an announcement...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Tuesday

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Monday

At about three o'clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means "My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?" Matthew 27:46 As a child, I was terrified when I was home and unable to find anyone in the house. I can remember several occasions where I called...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 5 - Saturday

Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the Baby's mother, "This Child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose Him. As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will...

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