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Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.
Mother Teresa

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 8th 2018

This day saw the beginning of a sequence of rapidly-unfolding events that would lead to Jesus’ crucfixion. On this day, Jesus gathered with his disciples to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover. During this celebration, commonly called the Last Supper because it was Jesus’ final meal before his arrest and death, Jesus established the practice [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 29th 2018

On these two days, Jesus made a number of appearances and addresses, most famously to “cleanse” the temple of money changers and merchants who had set up business in God’s house. Jesus also appeared at the temple courts to debate the priests and community leaders.

Matthew 21:12-25:13 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus at the Temple
12 Jesus entered [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2018

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, Jesus arrived at Jerusalem riding on a donkey, where he was welcomed by cheering crowds. (The “Palm” in “Palm Sunday” refers to the tree branches that the crowds used to make a path for Jesus.) His arrival—often called the Triumphal Entry—fulfilled a prophecy by the Old Testament prophet Zechariah about the [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2018

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the beginning of a series of events leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. During the lead up to Easter I will be reblogging my Easter posts from last year.

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2018

…The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men

Synopsis (From inside the book cover):
Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 12th 2018

…Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus
Synopsis (from the book cover):
Apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. Matthew, Mark and Luke clearly state that the last supper was a Passover meal, whereas John asserts that it occured before the festival. The gospel narratives also do not seem [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2018

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