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John 19:5 :: Behold the Man!

Reader:

“Behold the Man!”

Pilate spoke these words as he presented Jesus – scourged, crowned with thorns, clothed in a purple robe – to the priests and crowd.

Their response: “Crucify Him!” believing Him to be nothing.

An alternative response: “Crown Him!” believing Him to be everything.

When you look at Jesus, who is it that you behold? A man who is nothing? Or, the Man who is everything?

(Zec 6:12; 1 Sam 9:17; Isa 53; Ps 22; Matt 11, 16; Num 25; 1 Kgs 18-19; Zec 1:14, 8:2; John 20:28; Acts 9; 2 Cor 11-12; Gal 1; Phil 3; Rev 3:19)

Posted on April 1, 2018 and filed under Topical.

The Greatest Gift: Expectation or Hope

"You've heard the adage: "The best gifts come in small packages." This saying conveys the idea that small packages often contain valuable items and that size doesn't indicate quality. But I also understand this to mean that the most precious gifts can take a form which we do not expect. The same is true of gifts given to us by our Heavenly Father: the greatest gifts come in unanticipated and, often, unattractive packages. Even so, of this we can be sure, every gift, regardless of its appearance, is an expression of His love, intended to draw us into intimate fellowship." 

Posted on December 12, 2015 and filed under Topical.