Tag Archives: Suffering

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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“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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Easter is the New Passover, “the crossing-over”

…Now since you are celebrating the holy Pascha, you should know, brethren, what the Pascha is. Pascha means the crossing-over, and so the Festival is called by this name. For it was on this day that the Children of Israel … Continue reading

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“Today I rise with him”

Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am quickened with Him; yesterday I was buried with Him; today I rise with Him. But let us offer to Him … Continue reading

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“Glory”: Reflections on John 17

Reading John 17, I’ve always felt there are depths of riches to be mined here than far surpass our abilities (mine to be sure!). In fact, so much so sometimes this chapter can be intimidating. But as I’m reading through … Continue reading

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