Category Archives: the cross

why water and blood?

John 19:31-34 John 19:31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to stay on the cross on the Sabbath (because that Sabbath was a great day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs … Continue reading

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how he showed his love

  John 19:28-30 John 19:28 After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finished so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.” John 19:29 A jar full of sour wine had been laid there; so they … Continue reading

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INRI

John 19:19-22 John 19:19 Pilate also had a sign written and put on the cross. It said: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. John 19:20 Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was … Continue reading

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final act in the farce

John 19:15-17 John 19:15 They shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Should I crucify your king?” “We have no king if it isn’t Caesar!” the chief priests answered. John 19:16 Then he handed … Continue reading

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a preparation day

John 19:12-14 John 19:12 From that moment Pilate kept trying to release him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!” John 19:13 When Pilate … Continue reading

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bought with a Roman cross

John 18:28-32 John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover. John 18:29 So Pilate … Continue reading

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Incongruous love

John 15:19-21 Joh 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would care about you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have selected you out of it, the world hates you. Joh … Continue reading

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Our solo Savior

John 13:36-38 Joh 13:36 “Lord,” Simon Peter said to him, “where are you departing for?” Jesus answered, “Where I am departing for, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterwards.” Joh 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why … Continue reading

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Obeying the light

John 12:44-46 Joh 12:44 Jesus screamed out, “The believer in me believes not in me, but in my sender. Joh 12:45 And the one who experiences me experiences my sender. Joh 12:46 I have come as light into the world, … Continue reading

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escape plan

John 12:31-34 Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be expelled. Joh 12:32 And me, when I am lifted up from the ground I will draw all people to myself.” Joh … Continue reading

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