Mark D. Roberts

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The Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture and/or others in this series, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 22:66-71 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, […]

The Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture and/or others in this series, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 22:47-48 47  While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of […]

The First Station: Jesus on the Mount of Olives

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture and/or others in this series, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 22:39-46 39 He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the […]

The Stations of the Cross: Reflections for Lent and Holy Week

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Preface My tradtion during the last few years has been to put up a special Lent and Holy Week devotional series as we approach Good Friday and Easter. Last year I did a series called The Seven Last Words of […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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