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Silence Speaks

In the morning…they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate. Mark 15:1 (NKJV)

The Jewish rulers had heard enough. On a set of trumped-up charges, they decided to execute Jesus. But because their people were under the rule of Rome, they had to get the permission of the Roman Governor, Pilate, to put Jesus to death. So as soon as day broke, they brought the case before Pilate.

Pilate was a well-seasoned soldier. He had spent his share of time in the trenches of life. Pilate had seen humanity at its worst, both on the battlefield and in other desperate situations, and he knew what to expect when it came to men who were on the brink of dying.

From a purely earthly standpoint, that’s where Jesus was at this point. He was being sentenced to die, and only one person stood in the way of it: Pilate. In the past, Pilate had undoubtedly heard countless pleas and petitions from condemned criminals begging him to intervene and save them. After all, what wouldn’t a man do to save his own life?

So it got Pilate’s attention when Jesus appeared before Him without doing any of that. Jesus stood in silence, even in the face of the false accusations that were being thrown at Him by the Jewish establishment. At this point in Pilate’s life, it took a lot to impress him, but Jesus did:

Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled. Mark 15:5 (NKJV)

What does this silence say to us? It tells us that Jesus was fully submitted to the Father’s will for Him to serve as our sin sacrifice. He didn’t struggle, physically or verbally, in order to escape it. He was completely committed to His calling, and His silence speaks to this.

Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps…who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously… 1 Peter 2:21-23 (NKJV)

Think About It…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?

Pastor Bob Coy   Christianity.com@crosswalkmail.com

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Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Sam stuck close to his dad. The old building was dark, and Sam wasn’t sure what might be out in that darkness. All he knew for sure was that his dad was big and brave, and he wasn’t afraid of the dark. Sam hoped that one day he would be like his dad: able to walk in darkness just like he would in broad daylight.
Our Lord goes with us into the dark times of our lives. He holds us by the hand and lets us know that we have nothing to fear. Darkness and light are the same to the Lord. He will lead us through our times of fear and bring us back into the light every time.
Prayer: When I am fearful, Lord, I will reach out to You. Walk with me through the dark times. Fill me with your courage. Teach me to walk in Your light always. Amen.
Christianity.com@crosswalkmail.com

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Greetings,

Down the road I plan on doing an article on Scientology for our False
Religion category. For the record, we believe this group to be a false way
and a false religion.

This group tries to pass themselves off as being more about science than
religion, but once you get into the real inner workings of this group,
they are much more than just a science.

They are trying to reach a state of self-realization and
self-actualization without going through Jesus and the sanctifying work of
the Holy Spirit and Christians thus cannot accept any of their false
teachings.

As you all know, famous movie stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta are
followers of this group.

For those of you who are looking for some basic information on this group
and why they are not compatible with true orthodox Christianity, I just
recently found a good short article put up on Christian Post giving you a
little bit of information on them and what some of their basic beliefs
are.

I went ahead and put up a short blog post on this article. Just click on
this link if you would like to be taken to this good short article:

http://www.bible-knowledge.com/blog/index.php/2011/11/21/article-scientology/

Again, I will be doing a much more in-depth article on this group and show
you what they believe and teach so you can see how deadly their demonic
beliefs are, and how they run right against many of the basic beliefs of
true Christianity.

In Christ,

Michael Bradley

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Philippines 4:19 KJV But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I watched today as the gas company pulled up a few doors down from my house.  He walked across the street with wrench in hand up to the gas meter.  The young single mother of one ran outside.  I don’t know what happened, can only guess, as he drove off and she popped in her car and drove off.  It was 15 minutes before the place to pay the bill closed.
Oh the memories that came to mind.  I remember being in her shoes.  Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that the gas, or water people always came to my house early on cut off day.   And each time they left with the utilities still on, giving me time to have God bless me with the money to pay the bill, before they came back later that day.
I have really been shown favor in my life.  There were hard times, but God always came through, on time never to late, always on time.  He would do it in a way that I knew it had to be Him.  He left no doubt but that He was the answer.
I call things like this butterfly kisses.  I love how God works, He is the only one to thank.
I pray that today God will bless you with a butterfly kiss.
God Bless
recj/LJG

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by Richard G. Lee

On June 2, 1995, U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady was patrolling the United Nations designated no-fly zone over war torn Bosnia when his F-16 fighter was struck by a surface-to-air missile at 27,000 feet above the Earth. He desperately pulled his ejection lever and was catapulted into the sky at 350 miles an hour. Remarkably, he managed to land unscathed in enemy territory.

For six incredible days and nights, O’Grady eluded capture by the Bosnian Serbs who relentlessly hunted him. Utilizing his survival training to the maximum, O’Grady said it was also his faith in God that sustained him. On his third day on the ground, he experienced the love of God to such a level that it took away his fear of death. On the sixth day in a daring daylight rescue, an elite team of marines moved in with a chopper, dodged enemy fire, and pulled the young American hero to safety.

At a national press conference following his triumphant return, O’Grady said, “If it wasn’t for my love for God and God’s love for me, I wouldn’t be here right now.” His inspirational and patriotic story is a brilliant testimony to Article Six of the United States Military Code of Conduct: “I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.”


Excerpted from The American Patriot’s Bible. Copyright ©2009 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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