June 2014

Unexpecting the Expected

Posted on June 18, 2014

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” (Luke 24)

The saying goes, “expect the unexpected.” This is a statement about planning, preparation, or maybe even the inability to do so in certain situations where the outcome is so uncertain. It’s like trying to plan for the very thing that is not able to be planned for. This is what we say when we’re not sure what will happen, but what about the times when we could reasonably expect, or even should expect something to happen?

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We Are Judas

Posted on June 5, 2014

“”But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.” (Luke 22:21-23)

Judas spent lots of time with Jesus. He knew Jesus well. He shared a meal with Jesus on many occasions. Judas made a decision, that decision was based out of selfish greed. He decided to hand Jesus over to the authorities in exchange for a large sum of money, roughly 4 months wages. Judas made a decision to betray Jesus.

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