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Burial and Resurrection of Christ Jesus

    John  19:31-42 31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ …

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The Risen Lord

      Luke 24:13-16   “Now that same day two were traveling to village called Emmaus about seven miles from Jerusalem and they were talking about every thing that had happened; and as they talked and discussed these things with each other. Jesus himself appeared and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing Him.” Also,  Jesus appeared to His disciples, but Thomas was absent and when told they had seen Jesus, he did not believe them and said unless he sees the nail marks in his hands and put my hands into his side he would not …

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Jesus on Trial

      John 18: 12 b-14  “… after Jewish officials arrested Jesus, they bound Him and brought Him first to Annas,. father in law of Ciaphas, the high priest that year, who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people.” Can you conceive of the ill-treatment shown the Savior of the world? Instead of treating Him with love and respect, He was treated like a criminal. But before we are too critical of those people: have you and I shown Jesus the respect He deserves in our lives? Have we given …

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Hallelujah Jesus is Alive

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he …

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Jesus Betrayed

  John 18:1-3 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.   When He had finished praying, Jesus left with His disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley;on the other side was an olive …

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Signs of the End Times

  “Jesus left the temple and was walking away when His disciples came to Him and called His attention to the buildings. Then Jesus asked, ” Do you see all these things; I tell you the truth: not one stone will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”  Matthew 24:1-3   If God’s foreordained will, trust I ‘ll not be living on earth when it is destroyed. According to the way it is described in Matthew chapter 24, it will be a time of grave devastation and distress. Prayer: Heavenly Father, give each of Your children strength …

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Trials During the Past 100 years

    Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”   As I reflect on life during the past one hundred years, many events come to mind; some good; others not so good.  Among those events during 1918 influenza caused more deaths than were killed during World War One. The war was raging in Europe, my mother was pregnant with her first child, and my dad might …

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Wars and Rumors of War

Matthew 24:6 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.   None will deny we are living during difficult times, During my 102 years, I do not know of a time people wore facial masks, practiced distancing, and faced a contagious disease such as the coronavirus. It reminds me of leprosy: a lingering disease during Jesus’ life on earth. Prayer: Heavenly Father, though we are living during a difficult time, still You are reigning on Your throne, and are …

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Nation Against Nation

    “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places; these are beginning of birth pains.” Mark 13:8 Our generation has lived to see these predicted events, but I believe since God is merciful, that He is allowing people extra time to obey His command to repent of their sins and trust Him for salvation. Although God is patient, His Spirit can be grieved. Prayer thought:  I believe in His mercy God is using these events as wake-up calls to His sinful people. But how much longer will He wait …

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Turning From the Faith

  “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other ” Matthew 24:10 Perhaps there never was a time when man was faced with so many doctrines. Unless man uses the Bible as his authority, he can be deceived. Remember Satan knows and can quote scriptures, but without the correct meaning. Have you ever wondered why there are so many different church denominations? Jesus said there is only one true way to heaven and He is that way; so new believers who lack understanding of the Bible, need instructions about how to …

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End of Time on Earth

The Day and Hour Unknown Concerning the End of Time on Earth The Day and Hour Unknown “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36 During the past certain people have predicted a date they said the earth will end, but it did not happen. Though we are given some signs, God does not estimate time as man does: a thousand years are as a day with Him. Since man doesn’t know that time, we should be prepared because we know not when the …

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World Conditions

    John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” We think of Christmas as a time of dazzling lights and festive decorations, Jesus was not born into such an atmosphere. The truth is He was born during a period the world was in spiritual darkness. The …