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Pics from Passion Week Places

Kids love pictures. It’s one of the first ways children learn. And since many parents are focusing their kids’ attention this week on the topics of Jesus’ last week, perhaps these pics will help bring even more visualization to what you teach concerning his final hours. NOTE: These pictures are from my trip to Israel […]

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Passion Week Thoughts: The Cross, the Tomb, and the Throne

There’s no doubt that the cross is the centerpiece of God’s glory. Because of the crucifixion, sin can’t condemn us! Romans 8:1 confirms that “there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 5:2 shouts, “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, […]

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A Good Deal on a Good Book for a Most Important Week

A couple of years back during Holy Week I read “The Final Days of Jesus” by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor. Together with the scriptural timeline I rehearsed and the gospel accounts I reviewed (which the book contains too), it made for a soul-stirring seven days. We are on the brink on Holy Week 2016—when we […]

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Passion Week Math: It All Adds Up

I’m not known for my skills in math. In fact, if you know me beyond a “hi” or “bye,” you’re probably aware numbers aren’t my specialty. I love readin’ and writin’, but that whole ‘rithmetic thing? Well, let’s just say I must have been late to school on those weeks (perhaps years). Maybe this fear […]

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Passion Week “Required” Reading

One of the most meaningful weeks of the year for me is Passion Week. And one of the things I do during that week is re-read books that have been especially helpful in bringing out the reality, whether historically, chronologically, or scientifically, of that week to me. This in no way supplants a reading of […]

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Holy Week Q and A

Though we didn’t “officially” take questions last Sunday, a couple were still texted to us. So here’s some insight, with help on one from my friend and fellow pastor at FFC, Carlos Jerez. Q: Was the temple damaged at his death as well, or just the veil torn? A: There is no indication that the Temple […]

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