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Good Friday Participate with Jesus #2

Right about now, 3 PM, some 2,000 years ago, Jesus cried out one last time, dying by crucifixion after being nailed to the Cross. Have you ever been by someone’s side when they died? Picture yourself on that hillside. What is running though your mind as you watch Jesus struggle and then breathe His last breath? To read the gospel accounts […]

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Good Friday Participate with Jesus #1

We have been “participating in” all that Jesus did this week. Today we continue on that journey; a painful journey that takes us from a garden to a hillside. Have you ever had your day start off badly? If you remember from yesterday, we left off with Jesus being betrayed by one of His (formerly) closest allies, leading to Him […]

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Maundy Thursday – What is “Kataluma”?

In this morning’s post we made reference to the Greek word “kataluma,” which is only found two places in the New Testament. Kataluma is the Greek word for guest house or lodging place; it is only used in Luke’s version of the birth of Jesus (2:7) – “and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in […]

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Maundy Thursday Participate with Jesus

We have been walking with Jesus this week. Up to this point it has been a leisurely stroll. But today, that stroll begins to get more hurried, the intensity picks up. Passion Week is about to come to a crescendo. It is our prayer that by “participating in” the life of Jesus this week your heart is being renewed by […]

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Spy Wednesday Participate with Jesus

As you journey through the week with Jesus, today is a good day just to hang out with Him. Unlike the other days, there is no mention of what He did today. We are pretty sure that in addition to healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, preaching good news, Jesus also enjoyed kicking back and having fun. […]

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Holy Tuesday Participate with Jesus

Today we continue in our series of posts to give you things to “participate in” during Holy Week, hopefully allowing you to take part in all that Jesus said and did leading up to His death on the cross. Jesus again returns to Jerusalem after spending the night in Bethany. At the temple Jesus is questioned by the chief priests […]

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Holy Monday Participate with Jesus #2

This morning’s Holy Week “participation” post was about Jesus cleansing the temple during the last week of His earthly life. Did you know that Jesus cleansed the temple twice during his ministry years, once near the beginning and then again near the end? John 2:13-20 records Jesus first cleansing the temple, soon after His first miracle of turning water into […]

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Holy Monday Participate With Jesus

Each day during Holy Week we are posting something that you can do to “participate” with Jesus as He walks through the last day of His earthly. According to Mark 11:15-19 (also Matthew 21:12-17 and Luke 19:46-48) Jesus returns to Jerusalem today and as He enters the temple He finds the money-changers exorting money from those who had come to […]

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Palm Sunday Participate with Jesus #2

Tonight, we continue in our series of offering you things to “participate in” as you walk with Jesus this Holy Week. After His triumphal entry, Jesus entered the city (Jerusalem) and went to the temple area. Since it was late in the day, and the crowd had left, He and his disciples withdrew to Bethany for the night, possibly staying […]

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Palm Sunday Participate with Jesus

For you to fully grasp Easter- don’t simply “be a witness,” but instead, “participate in” all that Jesus did this week, thus allowing your heart to be renewed by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Each day during Holy Week we will offer you something to “participate in,” and we invite you to check back throughout the week. So, here […]

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