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April 14, 2017, 9:17 AM

Good Friday

Church Family,

This morning began with a battle. I thought there was an option to choose Christ or something else. This really isn't anything new. If I'm being open about it, everyday begins and ends with a war. There is the constant failing, shame, and guilt from my sin. That's how I began my devotions this morning.

Luke 23:18-19 But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder. (How often do I choose rebellion and death over Christ?)

Luke 23:21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” (How often do I attempt to Crucify Christ so I can do as I please?)

Is Satan right? Is God wronging me? Is God hold me back? Is Satan right? Am I the one that knows what's best? Am I unable to change? Is there no hope other than to destroy the only possibility of hope? Am I innocent?

Luke 23:22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? (Wait a second, what evil has God done? What can I charge Him with?)

Luke 23:33-34  And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Luke 23:46-47 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!”

2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Romans 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 

His name is Jesus and in real time during Jesus' day He would have been on the Cross starting at 9am this morning. By 12pm the sky will have darkened. At 3pm He will give His last breath in the flesh. He did all this to save those who are constantly struggling, battling, and hurting. As Satan reminds you of how little you love God, please take a moment and reflect on how much God loves you.

Love, Serve, Go



Comments

04-14-2017 at 4:26 PM
Jean baxley
Thank you Jesus for suffering for me. I am looking forward to the day you will say, Welcome, you good and faithful servant
04-14-2017 at 12:43 PM
Vada Turner
Thanks for your commit to love, serve and be obedient even when the devil tries to pull you back. I am grateful to you!
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