Monthly Archives: May 2022

Christ’s Earthshaking Death

It’s Memorial Day weekend. We remember with gratitude those who have given their lives for their country. As Matthew 27:45–56 describes the death of Jesus, the text does not simply move us to gratitude for someone willing to die for … Continue reading

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Baptized into His Death

A baptism is a time for rejoicing. A child may not understand what is going on, but his parents realize that this is not just about him or them, it is first of all God marking his people as belonging … Continue reading

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Vote for One of the Above

Marking your ballot can be challenging, especially when differences are not clear cut. Though there was no written ballot, look at Matthew 27:15–26 and the choices that Pilate put before the people for a voice vote. This is a vote … Continue reading

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Your Silent King

When false accusations are made, the natural reaction is to respond and deny. But Matthew 27:11–14 tells you that Jesus, before Pilate, was silent. He did tell Pilate he was King, but in the face of false accusations, he was … Continue reading

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