Posts Tagged ‘stake’

Crossroads. One.

Easter the pivot of human History!

Jesus came to die for our sins on the Cross/stake/tree, this was His choice and ultimate calling for us to be saved! He was the sinless perfect man, the Messiah of Israel wither accepted or not and the saviour of the world!

Without the shedding of His blood in that one final atonement, there can be no remission of sins! Jesus did this for all who would by faith believe in Him, confessing and repenting of our sins.

There is no other way to be born-again, to be saved from the destiny of destruction that the world in its own achievement is heading for!

2 Corinthians 3:4-6,  5:18-20,  Luke 22:20,  Ephesians 2:13,  Hebrews 12:26,  1 Peter 3:18.

Doing a Good Turn.

An Example.

Would yo put yourself out for another person, a neighbour, a friend, a stranger, your family? In some of these cases you probably would, unless you are to mean.

Jesus left us an example of washing feet, for us to continue. There have been many takes on it since, by various ‘Churches. Some modern adaptions are the polishing of shoes, but I like the original one.

It is a hard place to take off the shoes of your friend, even harder their socks or stockings. Feet can be really smelly, sweaty and may have bunnions and other nasty sores. Then you have to wash them! Jesus did it as a gesture to His Disciples, because they had travelled three years with Him and now He was leaving them fir the Cross/stake.

John 13:3-14.

Easter. Part-Four.

The Resurrection.

On the third day after Jesus was buried He arose from the dead, overcoming death. But this was done for us who have placed our faith in His death and resurrection. For no one will be saved, unless they confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.

Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42.

Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-10, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-10.

Easter. Part-Three.

Good Friday.

Jesus was arrested by the mob in the garden, then he was passed back and forth until Pilate was ensnared to kill him. Pilate did everything that was in his means to get Jesus released, because he knew he was an innocent man being set up by envious and jealous religious hypocrites.  Matthew 26:57-27:14,  Mark 15:1-15,  Luke 22:63-23:12,  John 18:19-19:16.

Jesus was flogged and mocked and then forced to carry his stake to the place of Crucifixion  outside of Jerusalem. Looking back as believers in the death and resurrection of Jesus, by faith we know why this all had to happen in the way that was the plan of the Father.  Matthew 27:15-56,  Mark 15:16-41,  Luke 23:13-49,  John 19:17-37.

What will you do this Easter season? Will join in the mockers club, will you continue in your religion, without really believing or will you come to change your attitudes and not look back?  Amos 5:4,  John 6:29,  Romans 10:9.

Saint Stephen.

December 26th marks Saint Stephens Day.

Saint Stephen is attributed as being the first ‘Christian Martyr’ of the Church. We learn about Stephen in the book of Acts, were a group of men become jealous of his correct teaching about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit in the individuals life. So instead of tolerating him, they form a mob and stone him to death. Acts 7:1 -8:1. Saul is there approving Stephens death, this is before his own encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Acts 9.

The reality is ‘that all believers in Jesus as the Son of God, died for our sins on the cross/stake and arose from the dead will be persecuted, if not killed. To be a real believer is not about keeping traditions or set beliefs, it is about having the faith to put them into practice. More about the doing than the saying.

Easter Story. Part-Two.

Jesus always knew that He was going to the cross/stake. It was His own choice to give up His life for us. He often told his disciples that he was going to die and on the third day rise from the dead, but they at the time did not understand what he meant. Luke 18:31-34, Matthew 20:17-19, Mark 10:31-34. After Jesus was arrested in the garden by the mob, he was passed from one group of men to another. Lies, false witnesses, were all placed against Him. He was humiliated, He was beaten, but He remained silent as a lamb is lead to the slaughter. Matthew 27:1-2, 11-14, John 18:37-19:16, Isaiah 53:3-5.

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