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Good Friday - The Divine Exchange

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 29, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Jesus lacked nothing.  He is God the Son.  All power and authority is His alone.  He is the author of life.   He was there in the beginning and spoke all things into existence.   Yet he cared enough for us to exchange His holiness and perfection for our freedom:


He was punished  that we may be forgiven

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 6 RIches of God

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

“God loved the world so much that he sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ.  Now, whoever believes everything about Him will not perish but have eternal life. “ This is the famous scripture from the gospel of John, Chapter 3, verse 16. 


“John 3:16”.   You may have seen this on a cardboard sign in a football stadium, or pa...

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 5 Peace With God

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Why the sacrifice on Good Friday?   Why a sacrifice at all?  Jesus endured such torture and humiliation for our salvation that it boggles the mind. Let's read another account of the last days of Jesus in Mark 14 and ...

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 4 The Cross

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This “cross thing” is a very gruesome thing indeed.  Why would anybody surrender to it willingly, especially if you didn’t deserve it?   But, that’s exactly what Jesus did.  He had the chance to answer his accusers in a way that would have saved him from this death sentence, yet he did not.


Why did He do it?  Was there no other way? ...

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 3

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

“How deep the Father’s love for us, so vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.”  Did you enjoy that hymn I shared last time?  


I don’t feel particularly shiny, sparkly and "treasure-like" every day, do you?   Some days, I just feel tired before I even get out of bed.  That translate...

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 2

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

God loves ME.  God is for ME.  All the time.  No matter what.  Circumstances can make that hard to believe.


But, speaking the truth of God’s Word builds our faith and settles the matter in our hearts.  It is elementary.  It is laying the foundation for living, like learning to read and mastering arithmetic.  


From childhood we learn the basics to mainta...

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LENTEN MEDITATIONS 1

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

LENTEN MEDITATIONS – JOURNEY TO VICTORY


It struck me this morning as I was praying for my sister-in-law who is recovering from a surprise quadruple bypass, that prayer is such a spectacular weapon.  So often we, and the world around us, public and personal, are so distracted by the duties of the day, that it takes a sudden calamity to get our attent...

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