What Is So Good, About Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday.  It is the day we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.  I read somewhere that the “Good” may have begun as Holy; we are really not sure.  It is good for us but it was a terrible day for Jesus.  The night before, He had been betrayed and arrested.  Then the humiliating trials began, before the Jewish High Priest and Council, Pilate, Herod, and back to Pilate again.   He was mocked, spit upon, and scourged.  Would this mockery and torture ever end?  Hardly, now he had to endure the death march to Calvary and then the horror of crucifixion.

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Empty Words

I am not sure if this is a sermon or a confession, because of the sins I will describe I have also been guilty.  The thoughts of empty words have been rumbling in my heart for some
time now.  This rumbling is not just for a sermon or post but is also the conviction of the Holy Spirit to bring me into a better alignment with the image of Jesus—to be like Him.  So, let my lesson of empty words be your lesson as well.

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Light of the World

Light of the World

Jesus said He was the light of the world, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12 NKJV).

These statements on the surface may seem to be light and cheery; something to put on a decorative poster or on a greeting card. Yet the underlying truth to this statement belies a dark truth—we live in a dark world.  The evening news reports mostly on the darkness; a car-bombing, an outbreak of cholera in a third world country, a flu epidemic here, or another war there.  DARKNESS!!

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