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D-Day and the Benefits of Jesus' Victory

This past Sunday I preached on Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness in Matthew 4.  The big idea of that sermon was that because of Jesus’ victory over temptation (using the same tools we have available to defeat sin),  421 more words

Lent 4of7


Create a quiz concerning the first line of songs, choosing songs that are suitable for the group (e.g. Name that Hymn: give pairs a sheet of paper and a pen and they are to write down the name of the hymn based on the familiar line or two that you sing/play to them – just make sure people know the hymns by their first lines rather than by the chorus for this to help illustrate Jesus’ reference to Psalm 22 in his fourth saying!) 693 more words


Thoughts From the Dungeon

In the darkness of the dungeon sits a man hard-beaten by life…alone with his thoughts…

One too many dead. Yeah, I killed one too many. Now…soon, I’m next.

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Passover, Nisan 14, Friday, 33 AD

John 19:31 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and  228 more words


Cokes and Canollis 

Celebrating the ending of another Lent…

This year, I chose to give up sweets and the children decided to give up drinking anything other than water for Lent. 763 more words


Three Questions

One of the people who gets little attention anytime in the church, except perhaps on Good Friday, is Barabbas.  Who was Barabbas?  Why did he matter to the story? 33 more words

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