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Comments from Colossians (1:19-20)

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:19-20; New Living Translation) Reconciliation. … Continue reading

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He is Risen

HAPPY EASTER! He is Risen! And the Questions are finished! The ultimate question has always related to eternity. What lies beyond death? For millennia, people have grappled with the fear of death, and the question of what lies beyond it. … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 39 – Jesus Questions

“Why ask me about what is good? Only God is good.” (Matthew 19:17) Today we commemorate Good Friday. Ultimately, of course, it’s a matter of perspective. What was “good” about the crucifixion? What was “good” about the hypocrisy of the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 36 – Jesus Questions

“Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” (Matthew 8:26) When I was about 12 years old, my father built me a small sailing dinghy (a Manly Junior) which I would sail out on Sydney Harbor. On one occasion the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 34 – Jesus Questions

“Why all this weeping and commotion?” (Mark 5:39) Sometimes we just don’t see it coming! The 12-year-old daughter of Jairus, a beloved synagogue official, has died. Jairus had rushed to reach Jesus in time, but failed. And while he tried to … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 33 – Jesus Questions

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:26) Nothing grips us more intensely or moves us more deeply than this cry of Jesus. Surely the cruelty and barbarity of the Cross was enough to endure, but this … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 3 – Jesus Questions

“Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” (John 8:10) She dodged a bullet that day, by the skin of her teeth.The men noted that “Moses commanded us to stone such women” (v.5) They had already humiliated … Continue reading

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