Category: Easter

Jesus Never Hides

12/4/2020
Jesus Never Hides

Dawn spawns a new day. Dawns just do that. Without any effort they dispel darkness. With Easter Sunday's new dawn, the only bright eternal dawn arrived.

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The Imprint of Calvary

6/4/2020
The Imprint of Calvary

The cross of Christ will always be an offence to the natural man. ~ anon At 3pm Jesus uttered His final pain filled cry into all time.

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Jesus stacks up!

4/4/2020
Jesus stacks up!

The transformational journey of Jesus' death and resurrection is the only, and almost always denied—message of salvation's one truth.

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The Music of Emmaus

25/4/2019
The Music of Emmaus

It was Easter day. As two disciples walked to Emmaus from Jerusalem, their hearts burned within them, for Jesus too shared their journey.

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The Miracle at Emmaus

23/4/2019
The Miracle at Emmaus

The Easter story and post-Easter story are rich with surprising events, fulfilled prophecy and the compelling supernatural.

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The Streets Cried for Blood

17/4/2019
The Streets Cried for Blood

By that first Good Friday, as a chilled dawn rose upon God's Son, blind pride had already smothered justice. Jerusalem's violent streets had screamed for His innocent blood.

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The Wonder of the Cross

16/4/2019
The Wonder of the Cross

It is no surprise that the Roman army presided at Jesus' crucifixion. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man.

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Easter Laid Bare

15/4/2019
Easter Laid Bare

Capture this strange unfolding scene if you will.   It is merely hours before Jesus dies.  The dawn is distinctly chilly.

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8 Easter Bites

14/4/2019
8 Easter Bites

Easter feeds the soul far longer than its eggs feed the body. Annually Easter pops up to help mankind's unbelief, and feed his good ones.

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Soldiers Misbehavin'

11/4/2017
Soldiers Misbehavin'

Before Jesus endured the nails, He had to face the military. Jesus' introduction to His death was both a mocking humiliation and a physical assault.

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Thank God for the Nails#

8/12/2016
Thank God for the Nails#

Young and proud and very handsome, I desired the earth and stars; I moved from place to place for pleasure- Seeking flesh and serving lust! I had the right to be conceited, I was born...

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The Rumor of Wounding

31/10/2016
The Rumor of Wounding

A parable for the devout and the inattentive alike: Dawn had just broken, yet the early morning cool stubbornly refused to lift.

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The Impossibility of Scripting Life

28/6/2016
The Impossibility of Scripting Life

Boxing imitates life (or death). That great scholar Iron Mike Tyson completely and unwittingly summarised death's experience well when he reflected: everybody got plans until they get hit.

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From Boss to Cross

23/3/2016
From Boss to Cross

A war-torn back, a pure heart and no protection. This was Jesus' chosen lot. The only innocent person to ever draw breath hung pinned to a tree.

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You Can't Sleep In Gethsemane

21/3/2016
You Can't Sleep In Gethsemane

Gethsemane holds no pillows, nor any couches. Jesus knelt in Gethsemane. He was already at war.   As Jesus conquered evil it crushed His troubled heart.

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Arrested by Jesus

17/3/2016
Arrested by Jesus

An already heaving Messiah wept in Gethsemane.  It was just one night before Jesus' crucifixion.   What is you were in Gethsemane too, hidden but watching.

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Lost in Innocence

16/3/2016
Lost in Innocence

Pontius Pilate was in a purple pickle. Presented with both lies and the Lord - he could recognize the truth.

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Stolen from a Cross

17/2/2016
Stolen from a Cross

Faith is no man's jailer. Faith has been betrayed. It has been exchanged for knowledge.   Abundant Christian knowledge is spuriously advertised from pulpits.

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The Shape of True Love

10/2/2016
The Shape of True Love

Three centuries ago the firebrand pulpiteer Jonathon Edwards melted pride and chastened souls with his timeless sermon - Sinners in the Hands of an angry God.

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It had to be - YOU!

24/1/2016
It had to be - YOU!

Sung by the luminaries of the entertainment industry for nearly a century is the 1924 Isham Jones penned, and ever-popular song 'It had to be you'.

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Of Faith & Fire

20/1/2016
Of Faith & Fire

Jesus has called His believers to faithfulness while promising them fire.   We must go through many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.

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Betrayed to Better

4/8/2015
Betrayed to Better

I have long reflected upon a small and innocent man sold out by both His treasurer in an ancient garden, and His impulsive boy-like devotee on a cold eastern night...

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God the Diamond

17/6/2015
God the Diamond

Once upon a time (about three centuries ago really) the firebrand pulpiteer Jonathon Edwards melted pride and chastened souls with his timeless sermon - Sinners in the hands of an...

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Old Habits Die Hard Again!

8/4/2015
Old Habits Die Hard Again!

Jesus had returned to life, His old habit was living. Jesus' disciples had returned to work, their old habit was fishing. Fishing for food had replaced fishing for men.

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The Suffering of Heaven

31/3/2015
The Suffering of Heaven

Upon a sinister mount my guilt was removed; undeservedly I gained redemption from my sins. This was the purpose of that first Easter, forgiveness - where there was none.

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The Bellow of Blood

26/3/2015
The Bellow of Blood

Have you ever heard the bellow of blood? Blood screams for satisfaction, it flows for vengeance and demands justice. Yet the bellow of Christ's blood is love NOT retribution.

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Gethsemane's Lead

24/3/2015
Gethsemane's Lead

Returning the third time, Jesus said to them, 'are you still sleeping and resting? Enough. . . the son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

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A Gethsemane Take-Away

23/3/2015
A Gethsemane Take-Away

Before Jesus' Cross bound body was anointed by torture, His spirit and soul tore from the anguish within; He sought Heaven from Gethsemane.

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A Parable of Judas

22/3/2015
A Parable of Judas

He was given one of the finest opportunities in history - a pupil who could learn from the most meek of leaders.

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Slow-Motion Devotion

9/2/2015
Slow-Motion Devotion

Your eyes gaze upwards, filling with tears that refuse to be restrained. It is very dark, not cold, but oh so dark. It shouldn't be, it is only mid-afternoon.

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Easter's Might

16/4/2014
Easter's Might

Soul Snack 75/14 . . . A frosty Friday dawned upon God's Son; it would prove again that betrayal will suppress justice.

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8 Easter Echoes

15/4/2014
8 Easter Echoes

Soul Snack 74/14 . . . Easter is still beaten-up by a world that rejects Jesus. The energy expelled today is equal to the Jews yesterday who bellowed .

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Death's Headstone

13/4/2014
Death's Headstone

Soul Snack 72/14 . . . Easter leaves death behind. Death will remain forever dissatisfied. Death's headstone is chiseled . . . "I WIN" ~ Jesus.

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The Thorns of Easter

7/4/2014
The Thorns of Easter

Soul Snack 68/14 . . . A midnight painted Calvary on that first Easter afternoon saw righteousness fenced by robbers. Jesus' life was being stolen.

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The Death of God

12/10/2010

Soul Snack 175/10 . . . The Death of God I envisage a judgmental, seated circle of white togas, dusty and sandalled feet, under balding grey heads.

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The Manic Cross

2/8/2010

Soul Snack 125/10 . . . The Manic Cross Ragged words were hurled from the cross, they were abandoned into an atmosphere seeping with both resentment and redemption.

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The Risen Life - C

31/3/2010

Soul Snack 43/10 . . . The Risen Life - C By my early teenage years I had learned the artful skill of 'swapping'.

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Calvary's claims.

3/9/2009

Soul Snack 9/149 . . . Calvary's claims! A blessing of untold proportions is to have the consciousness of sin.

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A tiredness alert!

24/7/2009

Soul Snack 9/120 . . . A tiredness alert! Heaven's conquering will mightily crushes the already weary Jesus as He enters Gethsemane.

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Stealing Jesus!

30/6/2009

Soul Snack 9/103 . . . Stealing Jesus! A crime filled canopy shrouds Mary's soul and shadows her spirit.

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The Boomerang Truth

14/4/2009

Soul Snack 9/50 . . . The Boomerang Truth Summoning all the reserves that only a coward could muster, Peter utters his third Denial.

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A Foolish Fox!

7/4/2009

Soul Snack 53/11 . . . A Foolish Fox! Jesus' reputation had preceded Him, it had even penetrated into Herod's palace.

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