Devotional 15.04.2014

Verse of the Day

They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.  And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.  Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews. [NIV] Matthew 27:33-37

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“Golgotha” was a place as infamous as our Tyburn (a former village in the county of Middlesex UK synonymous with capital punishment), and to be crucified at “Golgotha”, was as ignominious as to be hanged at Tyburn; which shows what shame and disgrace our Lord was brought, and what he condescended to bear on our account [Gill’s Exposition]. Jesus Christ was led as a Lamb to the slaughter, as a Sacrifice to the altar. Even the mercies of the wicked are really cruel. Taking the cross from him, they compelled one Simon to bear it. Make us ready, O Lord, to bear the cross thou hast appointed us, and daily to take it up with cheerfulness, following thee. Was ever sorrow like unto his sorrow? And when we behold what manner of death he died, let us in that behold with what manner of love he loved us. As if death, so painful a death, were not enough, they added to its bitterness and terror in several ways. [Matthew Henry]. Thank you Jesus for this wonderful price that you paid, so that I could Live. #PassionofChrist #ChristCrucifixion #ChristResurrection  #JesusSaves #JesusLives #Verseoftheday

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Devotional 14.04.14

Verse of the Day

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!”[NIV] John 12:12-13

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It was Palm Sunday Yesterday. A day when Christians all over the world celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem; the week before his death and resurrection. In the simplest of terms, Palm Sunday is an occasion for reflecting on the final week of Jesus’ life. It’s a time for Christians to prepare their hearts for the agony of His Passion and the joy of His Resurrection. Jesus died so that we could LIVE! #HolyWeek #PassionofChrist #ChristCrucifixion #ChristResurrection