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November 2012

Gave up the ghost

Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30 –   An old car that breaks down for the last time. –  A sports team that knows it can’t win. –  A business that finally calls it quits. In all these situations we’d say they “gave up the ghost.” In the bible, the phrase describes death.  Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were […]

Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do

Luke 23:26-43 On one occasion I spoke with an atheist who made a repeated claim: “Jesus was a hypocrite.”  No matter how many times I asked him for evidence, he couldn’t point to any.  Plenty in me.  Plenty in himself. Innumerable instances in Christian history.  But none in Christ Himself. That’s quite astonishing really.  Hypocrisy […]