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The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 23:50-54; Mark 16:1-4 Luke 23:50   Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,  51 […]

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The Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 23:44-47 44   It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,  45 while the sunâ??s […]

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The Twelfth Station: Jesus on the Cross, His Mother, and His Disciple

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Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture, please contact Mark D. Roberts John 19:25-27 25 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary […]

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The Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief

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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 23:39-43 39   One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not […]

The Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified

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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 23:33-4, 47 23:33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there […]

The Ninth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

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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 23:27-31 27 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating […]

The Eighth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

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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 23:26 As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the […]

The Seventh Station: Jesus Takes Up the Cross

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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 Mark 15:20 After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. […]

The Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns

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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 22:63-65; John 19:2-3 Luke 22:63 Now the men who were holding Jesus began to mock him and beat […]

The Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate

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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 23:13-25 13 Pilate then called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, 14 and said to […]

The Fourth Station: Peter Denies Jesus

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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 22:54-62 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. But […]

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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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

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