view of Taal Volcano

Where are you from?

Reading: Reading: Matthew 26:69-75 “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” (v.73) Have you been to another place wherein you first seemed to blend in the crowd, say in a local market place until—you spoke.  Then everybody’s head turned round toward you.  You might have spoken in a generic language,…

man crying

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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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…