An Hour of Darkness

Luke 22:53 says, “When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”


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Almost Saved

Acts 26:28 says, “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”


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And On the Third Day…

Luke 24:1-9 says, “1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8And they remembered his words, 9And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.”


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To Hell and Back

1 Peter 3:18-19 says, “18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison”


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The Story of the Passion, Pt. 4

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. 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!” (John 19:25-27, NASB) From that hour the disciple took her into his own household. Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 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?”


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The Story of the Passion, Pt. 3

And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull, they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink. And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots. And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read in Greek, Hebrew and Latin, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” He easily could have, but this was what He was born to accomplish. In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, “He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God; Let God rescue Him now, if He delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” (Matthew 27:33-43, NASB)


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The Story of the Passion, Pt. 2

Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. But Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the officers to see the outcome. (Matthew 26:57-58, NASB)


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The Story of the Passion, Pt. 1

Jesus Christ walked in His ministry for three years, beginning at the age of 30, but He was born to die for the sins of this world. At 33, the time came for Passover, and He would celebrate it with His disciples. After the disciples made the Passover ready, He sat down with them and said, “One of you will betray me.” They were exceeding sorrowful, and began to ask Jesus, “LORD, is it I?” Jesus answered, “He it is, to whom I shall give a morsel, when I have dipped.” He gave it to Judas Iscariot, a man who once walked with Him and was faithful to His ministry, ordain, appointed and anointed by God, as well as the treasurer of the ministry. However, he let greed come into his life, and through his sin, Satan entered into his body and took control. Judas gambled his salvation by covenanting with the chief priests 30 pieces of silver, which was the price of a slave. How many know that Jesus is worth more than the price of a slave? After Jesus gave Judas the morsel, or sop, He said to him, “That you doest, do quickly.”


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Who is Jesus?

John 1:1-4, 9-14 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men…That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”


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No Rocks Crying Out in My Place

Luke 19:40 says, “And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”


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