Monthly Archives: April 2011

My God, my God why hast Thou forsaken me?

Matt 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with … Continue reading

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How would an Exodus Israelite answer the question “Who are your people?”

What would an Israelite say on the way to Canaan (after having experienced the miracles of passover and passing through Red Sea) if you asked him “Who are your people?”

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The Glory of God: Thoughts on Good Friday

God’s essential attribute is His holiness. It is the only attribute of God emphasized in an unparalleled triple repetition in the scriptures (Isa 6:3). Holiness is the single attribute that defines all of God’s other attributes and possessions. God’s love … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Thursday

[via Justin Taylor’s Blog “Holy Week: What Happened on Thursday?“] With help from the ESV Study Bible, here’s an attempted harmony/chronology of the words and actions of Jesus in the final week of his pre-resurrection life.

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The Heart is Deceitful

I was struck by this Radio Australia News article about a teenage suicide bomber who had survived his bombing attempt. “They prayed all the time and read the Koran so I thought they were good people.” “My heart told me … Continue reading

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Deservedness

John Piper tweeted yesterday:  “There is only one person God has treated worse than he deserved.” Some thoughts on this. There are only three possibilities related to being “deserving.”

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