Category Archives: 4. Journey to the Cross

21. Journey to the cross: The heart of tradition

During my teen years, as the traditional remembrances surrounding Easter rolled around – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Resurrection on Sunday morning – it began to bother me that all of that simply didn’t jibe with what I was … Continue reading

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20. Journey to the cross: John’s perspective on his best friend’s death

John was Jesus’ most trusted friend. He did not write his gospel account in first person (using the word “I”). Instead, when referring to himself, he wrote “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:20). John testified to what … Continue reading

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19. Journey to the cross: Peter’s good intentions

Peter was one of Jesus’ “favored” followers. He was chosen to be one of the inner Twelve apostles who stayed with their Teacher continually during His three-year ministry. He is known affectionately as “foot-in-the-mouth” Peter, because of the many times … Continue reading

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18. Journey to the cross: The Judas connection

I saw “Jesus Christ Superstar” at an outdoor amphitheater back in the mid-1990’s. No one had prepared me for what I witnessed. I just sat there — off to the side — and wept. The next day, someone explained to … Continue reading

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17. Journey to the cross: The scheme against Jesus

For many believers, Jesus has the reputation of being soft and against conflict of any kind  However, if you read the gospel accounts of His ministry, you’ll find that this simply isn’t so.  As a matter of fact, the Son of … Continue reading

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16. Journey to the cross: Jesus’ end times time line!

Jesus foretold the fall of the temple in Jerusalem …   “Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. ‘Do you see all these things?’ he … Continue reading

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15. Journey to the cross: Foreshadows

Any writer of fiction knows that weaving “foreshadows” into a story makes it stronger and more believable, especially when it comes time to reveal the ending. The “Jesus story” takes full advantage of that technique. The difference is that it … Continue reading

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