Category: Quiet Times

Praying the Scriptures

Praying the Scriptures

Over the past few months, I have been reading through the Bible and picking out prayers that people were praying, and have been using them in my own quite times to pray for myself, my family, or those around me. An example is Ephesians 2: Father, I ask you to strengthen me with a glorious inner […]

Holy Week – Day 8: Resurrection Sunday!

Holy Week – Day 8: Resurrection Sunday!

On Resurrection Sunday we reach the culmination of Passion Week. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event, the crux, you might say, of the Christian faith. The very foundation of all Christian doctrine hinges on the truth of this account. Early Sunday morning several women (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, […]

Holy Week – Day 7: Saturday in the Tomb

Holy Week – Day 7: Saturday in the Tomb

Jesus’ body lay in the tomb where it was guarded by Roman soldiers throughout the day on Saturday, which was the Sabbath. When the Sabbath ended at 6 p.m., Christ’s body was ceremonially treated for burial with spices purchased by Nicodemus: “He brought about seventy-five pounds of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes. Following […]

Holy Week – Day 6: Good Friday's Trial, Crucifixion, Death, Burial

Holy Week – Day 6: Good Friday's Trial, Crucifixion, Death, Burial

Today we’ll trace Jesus’ steps on Good Friday, the most difficult day of Passion Week. Christ’s journey turned treacherous and acutely painful in these final hours leading to his death. According to Scripture, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hanged himself early Friday morning. Meanwhile, before the third […]

Holy Week – Day 4: Silent Wednesday

Holy Week – Day 4: Silent Wednesday

The Bible doesn’t say what the Lord did on Wednesday of Passion Week. Scholars speculate that after two exhausting days in Jerusalem, Jesus and his disciples spent this day resting in Bethany in anticipation of the Passover. Bethany was about two miles east of Jerusalem. Here Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha lived. […]

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