Monthly Archives: July 2014

full circle

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And after seeing him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority … Continue reading

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two other commissions

Matthew 28:1-15 1 Now after the Sabbath, when the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And see, there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the … Continue reading

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the oldest alternative

Matthew 27:57-66 57 When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea came, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and requested the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given … Continue reading

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footnote to triumph

Matthew 27:45-56 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”[1] that is, “My … Continue reading

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they made him do it

Matthew 27:27-44 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion in front of him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and after … Continue reading

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Pilate’s choice

Matthew 27:11-26 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have spoken.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave … Continue reading

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a few coins and an enormous debt

Matthew 27:1-10 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conspired against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they tied him up and led him away and handed him over to Pilate … Continue reading

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what Jesus knows

Matthew 26:69-75 69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not … Continue reading

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what others think

Matthew 26:57-68 57 Then those who had arrested Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled. 58 And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:47-56 47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 And the betrayer had given … Continue reading

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