Archive for April 14, 2012
Today we are considering one of the precious pictures in Christianity … a well known event to those who have experience with church and Bible study. If you are new to scripture … prepare to be amazed! It is remarkable in its simplicity … and remarkable in its profundity!
Read John 13: 1 – 17.
Some observations …
First, look again at verse 1. “Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.” Love behaves. Love does something. Yes, it is a choice … and, yes, there can be deep emotion. But More >
In Matthew 21:10, when Jesus had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
Why is Jesus so controversial? People are always questioning who He really is. Have you ever heard someone say, “it’s okay to have a little religion but don’t go over board with it?” Those who dedicate their lives to pleasing God are called “Jesus Freaks.” If the world could only find the answer to that question they ask everyday, ”Who is Jesus,” everything would be different! However, Jesus wants to answer that question. He commands us to go out and tell the world who He More >
Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord’s woe. Judas mocked him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed him to scorn; Herod set him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at him, and brutally insulted him; Pilate and his guards ridiculed his royalty; and on the tree all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts were hurled at him. Ridicule is always hard to bear, but when we are in intense pain it is so heartless, so cruel, that it cuts us to the quick. Imagine the Saviour crucified, racked with anguish far beyond all More >