Tag Archives: Good Friday

I don’t remember reading this bit before

On Good Friday, some of us gathered to read through the Bible account of the days and hours leading up to and including Jesus’ death. We read a section together, paused to reflect on what we had read and then … Continue reading

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Jesus died to make it possible for Enemies of God to become his Friends

I was reading the part of the Easter story where Peter cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. Usually this is a part of the account that gets missed out but as I thought about it, I began to … Continue reading

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Would we like Jesus to give us what we Want or what we Need?

Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the crowd cried out for him to save them. They were expecting salvation from Roman occupation but Jesus had a different agenda. A few days later many of these same people would have been in … Continue reading

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Advent 21: The One about Strange Gifts

They were the strangest set of gifts that Mary had ever seen! These important looking people were really offering her son gold, some incense (she had only ever seen it used in the temple to worship God) and perfume. It had … Continue reading

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Jesus died on the cross, so why do we call it Good Friday?

So, today we remember that a man was beaten, tortured, nailed to a cross and left to hang there until he died. So why on Earth do we call it Good Friday? Shouldn’t it be called ‘Bad Friday’ or ‘Sad Friday’? … Continue reading

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