Monthly Archives: April 2022

Passover Reversed and Fulfilled

The Passover Feast was a joyful celebration, recalling Israel’s deliverance from the oppression of Egypt. It was also a solemn event, in which the blood of the sacrificed lamb pictured the passing over of God’s judgment on the sins of … Continue reading

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Denial

Do you recognize that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach that tells you you have been deserted by someone whom you should have been able to depend on? The focus of Matthew’s account in 26:69–75, is not Peter, … Continue reading

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The Presence of the Absent Lord

Have you ever been unable to find something you were sure was there? The women experienced that at the empty tomb. They were sure that was where the body of Jesus was. They had seen him buried there. As Matthew … Continue reading

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The Triumphant King on Trial

In Matthew 21, the gospel presented you with the triumphant King entering Jerusalem. The royal title, β€œSon of David,” was shouted by the crowd. Messianic prophecies were being fulfilled. But now, in Matthew 26:63–64, that messianic , triumphant King is … Continue reading

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Betrayed, Defended, and Forsaken

How do you respond in a crisis? The response of Peter and the other disciples to the crisis of the arrest of their Lord is important, not so much for what it tells us about the disciples, but what it … Continue reading

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