Tag Archives: Crucifixion

Quiet waters, hard times

Have you ever heard or read Psalm 23? In The Message translation of the Bible, Psalm 23 begins: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, … Continue reading

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Power play

In team sports a power play occurs when one team is penalized by temporarily reducing its number of active players due to a rules infraction. It’s a common occurrence in ice hockey and lacrosse, for example. In rugby union it’s called … Continue reading

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Hero

I’ve watched a lot of movies. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I doubt it’s too flattering. Be that as it may, I’ve learned a few things about the typical movie plot from my many wasted hours. … Continue reading

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Furnished and ready

All of time is divided into two distinct sections: 1) before Jesus came and offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins; and 2) after His crucifixion and resurrection. This division was not an afterthought. It’s not as if God … Continue reading

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Why have you forsaken me?

If you’ve been around church or the Bible for very long, chances are that you’ve read or heard Psalm 23. It begins: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the cup

The cup is a powerful New Testament symbol. At the Last Supper, when Jesus shared the Passover meal with His disciples for the final time, He showed  that we must “drink” in the new promise for our salvation through Him. … Continue reading

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At My right or left

I admire James and John, the sons of Zebedee, a.k.a. the sons of thunder. I love their exchange with Jesus from Mark’s gospel, chapter 10. Starting in verse 35: Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they … Continue reading

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