I re-post this for my atheist friend ARK, who I would appreciate your prayer for… I have an alarm which reminded me every waking hour yesterday to pray for ARK…
He posted a blog about the crucifixion of Christ, and how bogus the Bible is…
Here is his post, for U Christians who want to chime in, telling ARK you too are adding him to your prayer list…
We will indeed be heaping ton’s of coals upon his head !!
Proverbs 25:21-22… If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22 For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
And the Lord will reward you. (NKJV)
Blessings in Christ, bruce
Whether I heard it or read it, I don’t remember. But the words caught me by surprise, and I jotted them down:
“What was uppermost in Jesus’ mind as Good Friday approached?
Do you find that surprising, too?
Yet at least three times on the eve of his crucifixion Jesus spoke about joy (John 15:11; 16:22, 24; 17:13)–a most unusual topic and completely unnatural. Who thinks about joy when they know that catastrophe is about to strike?
Jesus, that’s who.
Within the next twenty-four hours he would face excruciating pain, total abandonment by his Father, and the most horrific death ever devised.
But his concern was for his disciples, not himself. Jesus wanted them to remember the important principles of love, obedience, and joy–an empowering joy that no one could take away from them.
Perhaps you remember the scene. Jesus and his disciples had just finished their last Passover…
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