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The most sorrowful state

Reading: Matthew 26:36-44 I used to think that Jesus agonised so much during his prayer at Gethsemane due to the impending beatings, scourging, lashing and crucifixion.  He was after all in human form, with flesh, blood and nerves.  But now I know—and it would also be the most sorrowful state for any of us unless…

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Watching and Praying

Reading: Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Lord, thank you for your Holy Spirit who helps me to pray.  I also pray for your Spirit of discernment.  Open my eyes, my ears, my mind and my heart, Lord, and…

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Trading Jesus

Reading: Matthew 26:14-16 For Judas and the chief priests and their company, Jesus was worth 30 silver coins.  For Satan, whatever it was disposed in his power—i.e., all the authority of the kingdoms of the world and their glory (Matthew 4:8-9; Luke 4:6-7). Jesus, however traded His life for mine. He’s already mine, not because…

Tasting Jesus

Reading: Matthew 26:6-13 When Jesus was anointed with nard at the house of Simon the Leper in Bethany, his disciples would have been with him 3 years—witnessing all the healing, the raising of the dead, multiplying loaves of bread and many other miracles.  When He walked on the water and calmed the storm they realised…