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When Darkness Reigns   Leave a comment

Even though he wasn’t putting up a fight or trying to talk his way out of being arrested, Jesus made an incredibly profound statement when they came to take him. 

 “Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me.  But this is your hour – when darkness reigns.” Luke 22:53, NIV.

 The story of Jesus’ betrayal has been taught and preached about since the day it happened.  It has been dissected and mulled over for centuries.  So instead of giving you all of the implications this event had in human or spiritual history, allow me to simply give you something to think about. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 11, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Easter, Holidays, Love of God, Sin

Welcome the King   Leave a comment

One of my favorite pictures in the Bible is the scene of what is commonly called the “Triumphal Entry.”  This is the time when Jesus enters Jerusalem in what we now refer to as Holy Week, the week leading up to his crucifixion.  

Somewhat of a miracle happens as Jesus secures his ride, but to me, more of a miracle happens when the ride heads to town.  Read the rest of this entry »

Easter   Leave a comment

Far too many Easters past I have caught myself doing the same thing.  I put all of my eggs in one basket, so to speak.  Actually, what I have caught myself doing in the past is allowing my Easter celebrations to focus solely on the cross of Jesus Christ.

This is not a bad thing.  I could simply view it as just another Sunday – more services to plan, messages to prepare and deliver, buy something new to wear, etc.  There are times from a ministry standpoint that Easter closely resembles Christmas.  It just seems to get so busy! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 11, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Easter, Holidays, Love of God