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Little Lights: TULIP

In the spring, we watch eagerly as the snow melts and the flowers grow from the ground. One of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring is the tulip. While we often associate tulips with the Netherlands, they were originally from southern Europe and Central Asia. The bulb was introduced to western Europe in […]

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Thursday: Intense Suffering

            Jerusalem was filled with activity.  Devout Jews from all over the “world” had converged on the city to celebrate the most important of three annual festivals on the Jewish calendar, the feast of unleavened bread with its Passover feast.  It was the day of Passover.  The vendors in the markets were busy selling lambs […]

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Monday: Controversy in the Temple

If we were living at the time as Jesus and Jesus spoke to our denomination right now what do you think he would say? It is valuable to ask how God views us and our church right now. Believer, you might hear of controversy in our denomination and it may be challenging to know what […]

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Friday: Good Friday

Have you ever been in a situation where you knew that you would suffer greatly at the end of the week? That is hard. The coming suffering weighs on you. Now, think of Jesus. He suffered each day of the Passion Week, but He knew that His suffering would be intensified on Friday. On Friday, […]

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The term “Passion Week” is used to refer to the last week of Jesus’ three-and-a-half-year earthly ministry. It was not only the culmination of his work on this earth, but the very purpose for which he was born. The week begins with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and ends with the resurrection and […]

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Wednesday’s Startling Events

“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5). Our sin is the reason why Christ had to endure God’s wrath on this earth and ultimately by the curse symbolized in crucifixion. It was for […]

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