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Saturday… the Journey to the Cross

The chief priests and Pharisees go before Pilate and remind him that Jesus said in three days He would rise. They think that the disciples or followers of Jesus want to steal Jesus’ body so they tell Pilate to seal ...

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Friday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the authorities sometime after Thursday midnight, so on in the early hours of Friday morning the first trial of Jesus is set in motion. Jesus is before the former high priest Annas, ...

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Thursday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus sends Peter and John to prepare for the Passover meal. Jesus instructs them to follow a man and ask him about his guest room. They head towards Jerusalem and locate the man who shows them a large upper room ...

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Wednesday… the Journey to the Cross

The scriptures don’t give us specific events that happened today, but we do know that with Passover approaching the chief priests and scribes are plotting ways to put Jesus to death. Satan enters Judas Iscariot, who agrees to hand over ...

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Radioactive faith

radioactive faith

I woke up on a recent morning—before my eyes were fully engaged with the morning light—thinking about radioactive faith. I have no idea where this thought came from. My mind doesn’t think scientifically. In fact, come Monday mornings my mind ...

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Tuesday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus leaves Bethany early in the morning and on the way to Jerusalem the disciples see the fig tree that He had cursed. The tree had withered down to its roots and the disciples wonder how this could happen so ...

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Monday… The Journey to the Cross

On Monday morning Jesus and the twelve disciples leave Bethany to return to Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus looks up at a fig tree and sees it is barren and curses the fig tree. The fig trees of Israel are ...

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How to deal with rising health care costs

health care costs

Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget. Whether living a longer, healthier life than ...

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The Journey to the Cross

As we approach Holy Week, we want you to focus on the cross and the empty tomb. Everyday there is a reading that will walk you through a chronology of the daily steps Jesus took on the road to the ...

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