For Those Who Know Not What They Do

The first words Jesus said from the Cross were these: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The sentence startles us because we understand so little about what’s really happening in our midst. To this point, Jesus had suffered through the miscarriages of Jewish and Roman justice...

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A Most Honest Prayer

“Help my unbelief.” This petition was presented to Jesus by a man with a demon-afflicted son. He had brought the boy to Christ’s disciples for deliverance. At first, no relief came. Then, Jesus showed up, fresh from His transfiguration on the mount with Peter, James, and John (see Mark 9)....

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The Answer to Hosanna

Jesus arrived at Jerusalem on the foal of an ass. A young animal, never before ridden, was the vehicle of the King. No trumpets sounded to announce Him. No army preceded Him. No chariot was provided. This was as the prophet Zechariah said it would be: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter...

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A Tale of Crowns

John 19 stands as one of the most momentous chapters in all of literature. Here, we read of Jesus and Pilate; we read tragic words and triumphant words. This is where the clash of kingdoms reaches a climax. This great battle is embodied in two men – one, Pontius Pilate,...

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Small But Mighty with God

Small people, unknown people, common people – these are ones whom the Lord makes use of – to His glory. Before we meet Moses in the pages of Scripture, we learn of two midwives who stood for God and for their people. We know their names – Shiphrah and Puah....

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