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God Was Active on Silent Saturday

Last night was our Good Friday Service. We reflected on the crucifixion and death of Jesus and left off with the ceturion declaring Jesus to be the Son of God in Matthew 27:54. Today has been called Silent Saturday because Jesus was slient as he lay in the tomb. Little is known about what happened between the time he died Friday afternoon and when he rose Sunday morning,...

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How Peter Got Rescued

Yesterday we were reflecting on Peter's journey and where he went wrong the night Jesus was arrested. At the last supper, he was over-confident in himself and swore that he would never deny Jesus, even if everyone else fell away. When they went to the garden and Jesus asked him to stay up and pray, he couldn't stay awake. As a result, he wasn't spiritually alert. And th...

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Where Peter Went Wrong - Part 1

For the next two days join me as we track with Peter. His actions, his words, his motives. Scene 1: The Passover Meal 31 Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: "'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'[c] 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee." 33 P...

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The Perfect Savior Had to "Learn" Obedience?

Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered.And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him...-‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5‬:‭8-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ What does it mean that Jesus "learned obedience?" Was there a point when he was disobedient? Prior to becoming a human, Jesus was fully God and in perfect unity with the Fat...

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Where Judas Went Wrong

Let's consider where Judas went wrong. I see two things - one that led to his betrayal of Jesus, and another thing that is far worse. Then one of the Twelvethe one called Judas Iscariotwent to the chief priests and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an o...

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