Author Archives: Philip

The Lord’s Sufferings: “Pre-planned long in advance”

Indeed, the Lord prearranged his own sufferings in the patriarchs, and in the prophets, and in the whole people of God, giving his sanction to them through the law and the prophets. For that which was to exist in a … Continue reading

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“This is the one who raised up mankind from the grave below”

For this one, who was led away as a lamb, and who was sacrificed as a sheep, by himself delivered us from servitude to the world as from the land of Egypt, and released us from bondage to the devil … Continue reading

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“This is the one who rose up from the dead”

But he arose from the dead and mounted up to the heights of heaven. When the Lord had clothed himself with humanity, and had suffered for the sake of the sufferer, and had been bound for the sake of the … Continue reading

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“God has been murdered”

The one who hung the earth in space, is himself hanged; the one who fixed the heavens in place, is himself impaled; the one who firmly fixed all things, is himself firmly fixed to the tree. The Lord is insulted, … Continue reading

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“Jesus reigning from a cursed cross”

A poem by New Testament scholar and pastor D.A. Carson, from his book Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus On that wretched day the soldiers mocked him, Raucous laughter in a barracks room, “Hail the king!” they sneered, while spitting … Continue reading

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“Such is Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever”

First of all, the Scripture about the Hebrew Exodus has been read and the words of the mystery have been explained as to how the sheep was sacrificed and the people were saved. Therefore, understand this, O beloved: The mystery … Continue reading

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“By His Resurrection…”

By His Resurrection, Christ conquered sin and death, destroyed Satan’s dark kingdom, freed the enslaved human race and broke the seal on the greatest mysteries of God and man. St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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