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April 21

April 21

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April 21 HC#40 – Hebrews 2:5-9 Jesus tasted death for us.  This is what the author of Hebrews tells us in verse 9 of chapter 2.  The world to come in under the authority of Jesus Christ because He suffered and died for us.  Note that it was for us.  Everyone who believes hin Him.  […]

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April 20

April 20

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April 20 HC#40 – Genesis 2:4-17 Why did Jesus have to die? This is a question that is sometimes raised? Couldn’t salvation happen in some other way? Why did God not make salvation come through a glorious life where Jesus really was an earthly king, or a goodly ruler? Why not? Is it not cruel […]

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April 19

April 19

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April 19 HC#39 – Matthew 26:69-27:1 Jesus took a curse upon himself, one that we deserved.  His crucifixion was so that we who are accursed can have that curse removed.  Peter provides a wonderful example of just that fact. Jesus had told Peter at the Last Supper that Jesus was going to deny that he […]

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April 18

April 18

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April 18 HC#39 – Matthew 27:15-23 This is Matthew’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus.  And here again we see Pilate give Jesus over to crucifixion despite knowing He did no evil.  This account focuses a little more clearly on Barabbas the murder and thief, and how Jesus took His place. The people were given […]

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April 17

April 17

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April 17 HC#39 – Deuteronomy 21:22-23 The catechism here quotes from the OT in Deuteronomy 21:22-23. Hanging on a tree was considered accursed of God, and thus the man who dies by hanging had to be buried before the day was over. So cursed was this death in the eyes of God. Think for a […]

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April 16

April 16

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April 16 HC#38 – Revelation 6:12-17 As sinners we are exposed to wrath, God’s eternal wrath.  We may not get it in this life, but in the one to come it is certain.  Revelation 6:12-17 gives a great picture of wrath and the need for a covering. In this chapter the 6th seal is broken […]

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April 15

April 15

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April 15 HC#38 – Matthew 22:17-22 Today is Tax Day.  Don’t forget to turn in your taxes.  If you don’t do taxes you will be exposed to penalties and even jail time.  You will be exposed to such things even though you may not get them right away.  You deserve it because you broke the […]

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April 14

April 14

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April 14 HC#38 – Luke 23:6-25 Pilate was the Roman Governor.  Herod was the King, but was a puppet king. He was put on the throne by Caesar, and Caesar is the one who kept him there.  It was hoped the presence of a king, who was a Jew at least ethnically, would help keep […]

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April 13

April 13

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  April 13 HC#37- Psalm 22 Suffering of the Messiah was both physical and spiritual.  It was in body and in soul.  It was a suffering that lead to His death.  Jesus while suffering on the cross references Psalm 22 when he cries out “My God, My God why have your forsaken me?”  It is […]

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April 12

April 12

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April 12 HC#37 – Mark 8:1-13 We sometimes overlook the human side of Jesus.  Sure we admit it and know intellectually that Jesus was the eternal god man, born of the virgin Mary, but do we see the human nature when we read the Scripture.  It is easy to see the divine side.  Jesus is […]

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