Posts from April 2014

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The Way of The Cross

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The inquiry had taken place first in the home of the former High priest Annas and then in the home of the current High Priest and son in law Caiaphas.  Both proceedings dragged leading Jewish citizens out of their Passover Seder celebrations to judge in a forum that was contrary to Jewish law.  No court […]

The Passover Meal

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Thursday, 30 AD dawned in Jerusalem with an spring chill in the air.  Later that day, it was probably still quite cool as the long afternoon shadows gave way to the setting sun.  The city however, was buzzing with activity.  Final preparations were being made for the Passover Seder that evening. Jesus awakened early on […]

The Beginning of The End of The Beginning

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About two thousand years ago, the streets of Jerusalem were crowded with tens of thousands of pilgrims who had come up for the Passover.  The city swelled to three times it’s normal population of about fifty thousand as  pilgrims continued to stream into the city.  Every inn and private home was bursting with visitors.  Vast […]

Ancient Symbol of Freedom

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He was a wanted criminal in the eyes of the ruling class.  He had upset the balance of power and threatened their hold on society.  An arrest warrant had been circulated.  His routine was known so it should not be too difficult of an arrest.  The only problem was that Jesus was constantly surrounded by […]