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The author is concerned with the lack of truth propogated in society, and is seeking to properly define truth, to publicize it, and advocate that readers choose truth over self-deception.

Our Capacity for Evil

After Pilate had given in to the crowds and ordered Barabbas released, Jesus was flogged (Mark 15:15Mark 15:15English: World English Bible – WEB15 Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.WP-Bible plugin) and then led to the praetorium where […]

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The People Pleaser

Pilate didn’t want to order Jesus’ crucifixion. Why? He didn’t want to give the Jews, whom he despised, the satisfaction (Mark 15:10Mark 15:10English: World English Bible – WEB10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.WP-Bible plugin). But he had other reasons: Pilate’s wife had a dream warning […]

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Responding to Truth

Two weeks ago we saw Jesus appearing before the High Priest (Mark 14:53-65Mark 14:53-65English: World English Bible – WEB53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him. 54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court […]

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I Don’t Know This Man

About a month ago we read how Jesus had predicted the scattering of the disciples and, in particular, how Peter would deny Jesus three times. At the time, Peter could not conceive of any reason he would ever deny his Lord.

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No Room for Doubt

All the religious big-wigs gathered together in the chambers of the High Priest: the Chief Priests, Elders and Teachers of the Law (Mark 14:53Mark 14:53English: World English Bible – WEB53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him.WP-Bible plugin). All […]

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Mark’s Testimony

Mark 14:51-52Mark 14:51-52English: World English Bible – WEB51 A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him, 52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.WP-Bible plugin is a curious passage of scripture. The gospel writer is describing […]

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The Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled

Last week we touched on how Jesus struggled with God’s will for Him. Today we read how He is betrayed and arrested – the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s will as described in the Old Testament prophesies. Jesus’ words reveal that His decision was final: “But the Scriptures must […]

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The Pray, Watch and Resist Cycle

In less than 24 hours, Jesus was going to suffer immeasurable physical brutality and a long, excruciating death in naked humiliation hanging on a cross. Jesus was fully aware of this, and even told His disciples, “my soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” (Mark 14:34Mark 14:34English: World English […]

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I Will Never Disown You

As Jesus was making His final preparations before His crucifixion, He once again warned them of what would soon happen. “You will all fall away, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered’ (Zech. 13:7) But after I have risen, I will go […]

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Communion

Communion – the taking of bread and wine – symbolizes our sharing in Christ’s suffering and the New Covenant established when His body was broken and He shed His blood for our sins. Communion is not something we enter into lightly. The Apostle Paul wrote, “…whoever eats the bread and […]

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