Matthew 26:38-40 niv

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gardenJesus knew what the next few hours would bring.
He asked His disciples to stay awake with Him; to help Him through the night.
That was all.  Be with Him, stay awake, while He prayed to His Father.
The only time He asked them to do something, not for others but for Himself,
and they fell asleep.

The next day Jesus would die for them.

Is Jesus asking you to be alert today?  
What is more important to you; your comfort or Jesus?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Mark 13:32-33,37 esv

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In Mark 13 we read what Jesus told his disciples about the end times.
What He said to them, He is saying to us,too.
Knowing what the Bible says about the signs and times of the last days
will be useless to us if we are sleeping and not aware of what is happening.

Are you awake, alert, and on guard?
Do you think there will be a warning siren to tell you when to get ready?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Matthew 21:12-13 niv

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moneybagWhen Jesus entered the Temple he found businessmen buying and selling;
making money from those who were there to pray and offer sacrifice.
Jesus made it clear he wanted them out of the Temple and he told them why;
the Lord’s house is to be a place of prayer not a place of business.

Who profits from money in the church today…business or benevolence?
Do you think Jesus would be angry with the church today?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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John 12:13 niv

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Palm branches signify victory.  Hosanna means save.  
The people were shouting praise to Jesus who would save them. 
They believed He was coming, as King, to save them from the Romans.  
They did not understand that He came to give them so much more.  
He came to free them from death’s finality
and give them eternal life in His kingdom.

What does waving palm branches and shouting Hosannas mean to you?
Do you understand what the victory and saving mean for you?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia