It Happened on this day || Resurrection Sunday

Job 19:25-27 I know that my redeemer lives and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;  I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! We are all familiar with pain and suffering. It is what we sinners…

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It happened on this day || Holy Saturday

Matthew 27:62-65 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.“Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his…

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It happened on this day || Maundy Thursday

On that first Maundy Thursday Jesus was observing the Passover Meal with his disciples. My guess is that their Passover meal started off just as did many other Passover meals in the past. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Take and Eat, this is my body” and Jesus also said “Drink from it, all of you. This is…

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It happened on this day || Wednesday of Holy Week

Nothing happened on this day. Nothing? Really? What’s missing? What’s missing is a Bible reading for Holy Wednesday.                The Bible records lots of things that happen on Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, and Tuesday. And what do we know about Wednesday?                Nothing. Absolutely nothing.               “BUT, BUT, BUT!” we sputter, “this is the most important week ever!…

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It happened on this day || Tuesday of Holy Week

Matthew 26:1-5 Jesus … said to his disciples, 2 “… the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”  3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled … 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus … 5 “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among…

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It happened on this day || Monday of Holy Week

Mark 11:20+21 “In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!’”      On Sunday, Jesus had been hungry, and he looked for figs on this tree. Finding none, Jesus had said, “May you never bear…

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