Lent / 19.04.2019

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished” (Greek - Tetelestai). John 19:30 Devotional As C.H. Spurgeon says, tetelestai conveys “an ocean of meaning in a drop of language, a mere drop. It would need all the other words that ever were spoken, or ever can be spoken, to explain this one word. It is altogether immeasurable. It is high; I cannot attain to it. It is deep; I cannot fathom it. “It is finished” is the most charming note in all of Calvary’s music. The fire has passed upon the Lamb. He has borne the whole...

Lent / 18.04.2019

Here is another reminder that Christ joined us in our humanity. The eternal Word who was in the beginning, who was with God, and who was God (see John 1:1) has agreed to take on the weakness, the cravings, and the gnawing of the human flesh of His creatures, for our own sake, and yet we let Him suffer. Do we take much time to think of the lonely people in our lives for whom Christ died and of how they might thirst for attention (affection, love, acceptance, etc)? And we needn’t get too metaphorical, for sometimes the lonely are isolated...

Lent / 16.04.2019

One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at (Jesus), saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”...

Lent / 15.04.2019

“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ ” Luke 23:34 It is impossible to comprehend the level of physical and emotional pain Jesus experienced on the cross. Even more unimaginable is the suffering he endured as the Sacrificial Lamb paying the price for our sin. “For God made (Jesus), the only one who did not know sin to (actually) become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (TPT). Jesus, The Christ, who knew no sin, was...

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