Tag Archives: Passover

September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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July 10 – Taunting Jesus

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 Trash talking is apparently an art. Google it and you will find lists of the best trash talk lines of all time. It’s the pre-game/fight warmup designed to get an edge on your … Continue reading

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July 1 – The King Comes

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11b-5:4 The coronation of a new king is an exciting time. It’s filled with ceremony and pageantry. It’s filled with joy and excitement as people hope that the new king will be even better … Continue reading

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April 4 – Two Cups

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 We love to shorten long phrases into acronyms. Sometimes, acronyms may have more than one meaning. Imagine the horror of the person who wants to send lots of love to someone who is going … Continue reading

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January 17 – Wildfires and Friendship Bread

Luke 13:18-35; Genesis 24; Psalm 17 Every year we see the news. Forest fires have broken out in various parts of the country. We see pictures of hellish infernos and horrific damage. Houses and wildlife are destroyed. Firefighters from all … Continue reading

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November 20 – Forgiveness

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 “Friends applaud. The comedy is finished.” Those were the last words of Ludwig von Beethoven before he died. We attach a lot of significance to the last words of famous people for … Continue reading

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June 15 – Unclean!

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 30:13-27; Mark 2:1-12 You have probably read stories of a new pastor pretending to be a homeless person for a while in front of the church he is getting ready to take on the responsibility of … Continue reading

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September 19 – Purity

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 It was a most peculiar celebration of the Passover. It was a month late because they needed to make sure they had enough priests consecrated. Hezekiah sent messengers from all over the area … Continue reading

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April 10 – God of All

Acts 2:1-13; Deuteronomy 13-14; Job 10 Feast days in Jerusalem were quite an occasion. Often, pilgrims who made the trip to Jerusalem for the Passover would stay the extra days for the Feast of Pentecost. Jerusalem was crowded. And so, … Continue reading

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September 19 – A Tale of Two Passovers

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Some would obey the rules fastidiously. Their hands are clean. They haven’t defiled themselves by being around the wrong kind of people. These are the religiously upright who recognize the importance of the … Continue reading

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