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April 2, 2015

Atonement

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Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

After Judas left to betray Jesus the atmosphere of the Passover changed. Jesus lifted up the cup of atonement and said the atonement was through His blood. We are to drink of the cup of atonement as a symbol of what Jesus did for us. The disciples couldn’t understand. Their idea of a Messiah was a conqueror who would overthrow the tyranny of the Romans. Jesus, the Messiah came to overthrow the tyranny of mankind’s sin. It is only through His blond that sin can be forgiven and mankind can be redeemed back into the creation God made. Judas didn’t drink of that cup. We must be careful when we drink of that cup. Each time we drink we must first repent (turn away) from our sins through confession. Hopefully today, Thursday, we will go to a church service and remember, confess and thank God with passion for what He has done for us. Drink of Him.

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April 1, 2015

Passionate

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Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Palm Sunday was the start of what we call “Passion Week.” During this week we contemplate the cost Jesus paid for restoring our relationship with God, the Father. On Thursday we think about His last supper, His celebration of the Passover, with His disciples. They had no idea what lay ahead but Jesus knew. The question we face this week is where is our passion? Are we really passionate about Jesus? Do we really love Him with all our heart and soul and mind? Is He the first One we want to speak with in the morning when we wake up? Is He the last One we want to speak with as we drift off to sleep? Is our mind on Him throughout the day? Do others see, hear and know Jesus is first place in our heart, soul and mind? During the rest of this week let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us become more passionate, inside and out, about Jesus and what He has done for us.

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