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Archive for September 2016

“who have not seen and have believed”

September 29, 2016

When Thomas believed in the resurrected Jesus after seeing Him, Jesus said, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” (John 20:29). Some people say that “seeing is believing.”  While you may believe what you see, do you have to see to believe?  Have you […]

“slow of heart to believe”

September 28, 2016

When encountering the men on the road to Emmaus who were sad and confused about His crucifixion and announced resurrection, Jesus said, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!  Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” […]

“into Your hands”

September 22, 2016

While on the cross Jesus said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” (Luke 23:46).  When His work was finished, Jesus succumbed to death and “breathed His last.” As Peter stated it, Jesus “kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Peter 2:23).  He had done so all throughout His life.  It was […]

“It is finished!”

September 20, 2016

While on the cross Jesus said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).  Notice carefully what He said – not that “I am finished” but that “it is finished.”  His work on earth was done. Paul said basically the same thing toward the end of his life in a more elaborate way: “I have fought the good […]

“I thirst.”

September 15, 2016

“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, ‘I thirst.’” (John 19:28).  It had been prophesied not only that Jesus would have thirst (Who wouldn’t under such circumstances?), but also that He would be given vinegar / sour wine to drink (Psalm 69:21; John 19:29).  Even at […]

“Why have You forsaken Me?”

September 13, 2016

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). Much debate exists concerning whether Jesus was truly forsaken or was referencing prophecy concerning His death (see Psalm 22).  Either way there is […]

“today you will be with Me”

September 8, 2016

When one of the criminals crucified with Jesus asked Him to remember him when He came in His kingdom, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). Isn’t this what anyone who believes in Jesus wants to do – be with Him after death?  Having such […]

“Behold, your mother!”

September 6, 2016

“When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’  Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’ From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.” (John 19:26-27). Even while hanging on the cross, Jesus was not focused […]

“Father, forgive them”

September 1, 2016

After being crucified, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34).  Imagine asking God to forgive those who were causing the most intense pain to your body. Jesus not only taught forgiveness in His messages, He demonstrated it in His life.  Learn to forgive like Jesus. Have […]