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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Matthew 28:1-6 – Because Jesus Rose from the Dead

Today is the special day of the year we have set aside to remember the culmination of the single most important event in the history of the universe: the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We often fail to … Continue reading

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Passion week meditation, part 3

What did Jesus pay? Over the past two days, I’ve talked about how it is by looking at the Cross that we experience God’s love for us.  Yesterday, we focused on our debt that was paid at the Cross.  Today … Continue reading

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Passion week meditation, part 2

Yesterday I talked about two barriers that often keep us from appreciating what Jesus did for us on the cross.

1. We fail to understand the magnitude of our debt.

2. We fail to understand the magnitude of Jesus’ payment.

Today I want to tackle the first barrier, and then tomorrow, I will wrap up with the second barrier.

What is our debt?

We deserve God’s wrath because we are sinners. Do we really believe that? Consider what the Scriptures say about us:

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Continue reading

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