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The Rejected Kingdom- A Sermon on the Crucifixion in Mark’s Gospel

33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” 36 And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. 921 more words


A Christological Reading: Vulnerability

Hello brothers and sisters!

The content of this first post, and hopefully all my subsequent ones, should cause you to stop and think and reflect. In fact, in the past five days, God has brought this particular subject to the forefront of my attention through all the mysterious ways God works. 922 more words


The Event

These things are not fantasy and are extremely real and obtainable, but the question remains, are you one of them?

The Event

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"Let Go and Let God: A Call to Discipleship for all of us 'Mess-ups'" - Lent 2 Sermon on Mark 8:31-38

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 

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Because It Was Torn

******************* This article is based on the first chapter of my book, More Than Songs. *******************

  By Mike Mattice

It’s quiet this afternoon in the Temple, a sharp contrast to the riotous mob in the streets a few hours ago.   1,191 more words

My Work

Unexpected Messengers

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

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Isaiah 53:4a - Allowing Him to Carry Your Burdens

In the Interlinear Bible, we find these words from Isaiah 53:4a (if you click the highlighted word, it will take you to its meaning in the original language). 392 more words