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7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross | The Final Words of Jesus

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross Today is Good Friday. Today we remember the agony experienced by Jesus in His death on the Cross, crucified by Roman soldiers. In the final hours of His earthly time, as Jesus hung on the Cross, He made seven statements – each teaching us more about Jesus

When Your World Turns Against You

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Max Lucado’s book And the Angels Were Silent; a perfect reading to meditate on as we prepare for Easter tomorrow. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting,

He Chose the Nails: He Chose to Be One of Us

God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. — Romans 8:3 NLT You alone are the God for us

He Did This Just For You | Max Lucado

This is Love – He Did This Just for You

Editor’s note: Today is Valentine’s Day as well as the first day of Lent – the first time since 1945 that the two days have coincided! What a day for love! What a day to focus on God’s love for us through his son, Jesus! * Oh, the things we do to give gifts to those

40 Days of Decrease | Alicia Britt Chole

Don’t Fast Pass Your Grief

Decrease Today’s Reading: John 12:44-50 Fifteen months1 after John the Baptist was imprisoned, Herod Antipas — the son of Herod the Great who reigned at the time of Jesus’ birth — beheaded John to save face at a banquet.2 John’s decrease was now complete. All eyes turned to Jesus. Matthew recorded that, “When Jesus heard

Lent: Ask God What to Fast

It has been a few years — fourteen, now that I think about it — since we were in a church that celebrated Lent. We attended an Episcopal church in town back then and enjoyed it very much. It was there that we learned something of the observance of Lent, that forty-day period of personal

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples | Get the free Easter eBook Blessings of the Cross here!

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples

Editor’s Note: Wednesday, February 14th marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian Calendar. Lent is a period of forty days (not counting Sundays which are set aside as mini-Easters of rejoicing in the Resurrection) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. It is a season of repentance, fasting,

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

Holy Week Activities for Kids

The days and week before Easter, also known as Holy Week, can be a wonderful time of encouraging children to understand the significance of the days before Christ’s crucifixion and the resurrection. Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter. Today we are focusing on

Lent: Uncluttering of the Soul

The sabbatical started more suddenly and violently than anticipated. A high fever, a few scans, multiple masses, possibly a lethal abscess… the specialists convened, conferred, counseled me to cancel all engagements, and began cutting. The reduction had begun. Though the masses, thankfully, were all benign, my body did not respond well to the invasion. The

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