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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Three Views of Three Crosses

Crosses.  You see them everywhere.  On houses of worship.  On grave markers. As ornate pieces of jewelry worn as a necklace, bracelet or even earrings.

We celebrate the cross. We glamorize it.  We even romanticize it. We all know what it means.  It’s the symbol of Christianity. It represents salvation. It reminds us of Jesus.  Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! A Tribute to Jesus’ Victory

(This post was in the top 5 in 2012, and rose to the #1  most read in 2016)

S. M. Lockridge (1913-2000)  was a prominent African-American preacher known for his dynamic, passionate, and fervent sermons.  His most famous sermon  was “He’s my King.”  Several years ago author and speaker Tony Campolo was so impressed by Lockridge’s lesson on “It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Coming!” that he began to deliver the lesson himself and even wrote a book with that title.  Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus

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Helen Lemmel was a gifted British-born concert soloist and music teacheer at Moody Bible Institute who wrote the words and music Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.

In part the hymn implores: Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! He was Dead. Now He’s Alive!

After six grueling hours of vicious taunts, mental torture and physical torment, Jesus cried with a loud voice, breathed his last breath and “yielded His Spirit.”  The centurion  guards standing by saw he was dead.  Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! An Exhortation From Gethsemane

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It was the beginning of 3 days that these 3 men would never forget. Never.

The hour was late. Much had happened. The last supper. Prideful posturing. Washing feet. Judas’ departure. And the ensuing walk across the Kedron valley with Jesus teaching. Encouraging. Comforting. Promising.

Peter, James, and John are invited to walk a little father, as Jesus entered into prayer to the Father.

Struggle. Sorrow. Supplication. These words describe Jesus’ emotions in Gethsemane’s garden as Thursday turned into Friday. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Black Friday

 Black Friday

Today is dubbed as “Black Friday.” According to Wikepedia the term originally began in Philadelphia to “describe the heavy and disruptive  vehicle traffic that would occur the day after Thanksgiving.”

In more recent years “Black Friday” describes the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s a day when retailers open early and close late. It refers to businesses who’ve been operating “in the red”, now turning a profit and operating “in the black.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Christ–The Power of God

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Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?” Pontus Pilate asked Jesus at His trial.

The power in Jesus’ day resided in Rome. Everyone knew it. Their empirical rule reached across the known world. The power was evident in their army. Their outposts of culture. Their massive building programs. Their roads. And, of course, their ruler. He was Pontifex Maximus. Continue reading

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