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March 29, 2018

Today is Maundy Thursday.  Sometimes we call it Holy Thursday.           The word Maundy comes from the Latin, mandatum novum.  It means the new mandate.             Let’s talk about that for a bit.  In John 13, the scene opens and Jesus is preparing to wash the feet of the disciples.  We know that the washing of feet was a disgusting job.           Back in the day, […]

March 28, 2018

Welcome to Wednesday of Holy Week.  On that fateful Wednesday of Holy Week, Jesus had a really full day, yet one part of it was pretty wonderful.           Luke tells us about a dinner party that Jesus attended in the home of a man named Simon.   It is clear that Simon knew Jesus but did not particularly care to have […]

March 27, 2018

Today is Tuesday of Holy Week.  On Tuesday of the first Holy Week, Jesus was one busy fellow!  The sun was setting on him and he knew it.             It was on Tuesday that he issued his series of discourses.  A discourse is a mini sermon.  The most important mini sermon of his ministry […]

March 26, 2018

Today is Monday of Holy Week!  Technically we began Holy Week yesterday on Palm Sunday by observing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.           But, you are probably wondering what Jesus did the next day…on Monday.  Well, he was a busy fellow on Monday.  Jesus had a lot of ground to cover before that dark day later in the week […]

March 23, 2018

OK, so here’s the deal, time marches on, we’re in the short rows now (alluding to thinning cotton plants, which I loathed and detested because it was back-breaking work); and, Lent is running out on us!           Here’s the question of the day: If you were faced with the decision to change or die, what would […]

March 22, 2018

 The season of Lent is winding down, Palm Sunday is in three days and before you know it, we’re in Holy Week.           Lent can be a somewhat uncomfortable time.  This is especially true if we have engaged in some sort of behavior modification for these forty days.           Some people fast for Lent or engage in some […]

March 21, 2018

Have you ever done a thing and then realized the greatest lesson learned is that you’ll never do that again?           Yes, indeed!  We’ve all had countless, I’ll never do that again experiences!           One that I recall has to do with a NASCAR ride-along experience that my dear wife gave me a couple of years ago.    Who wouldn’t love this…right?  […]

March 20, 2018

Have you ever considered that without Jesus, we do not have much of an understanding of God’s love for the world?  What we do have without Christ is a great notion that God wants nothing to do with sinners!           And, guess what…this is exactly the position the masses were in when Jesus began his mission.  Back in […]

March 16, 2018

What if…what if today we decided to total up our bill?  How much would it cost today to settle our account with God?           This notion ran across my mind as I remembered a billboard that I saw on I-85 near Spartanburg, SC sometime ago that depicted some guy who was […]

March 15, 2018

 There is an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt, but I wonder if it wouldn’t be more accurate to say that familiarity breeds indifference.           I also think that indifference leads to apathy.  We can just live with a thing for so long that we take it for granted; and, this brings me to our relationship with […]

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