Lent Reflections – Day 34

Lent reflection: Monday 06th April 2020 Bible Reading: John 19: 16-22 Reflection Jesus is brought to Golgotha and crucified. A sign is placed above his head: ‘The King of the Jews’. The sign is written in three languages: Aramaic, Latin and Greek; these languages were the most commonly spoken in...

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Lent Reflections – Day 32

Lent Reflection: Friday 03rd April 2020 Bible Reading: John 19:1-11 Reflection Pontius Pilate has had Jesus taken away and flogged. The Roman soldiers who have administered this punishment, have humiliated Jesus further. They mock Jesus, dressing Him in a purple robe, then twisting together a crown made of thorns and...

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Lent Reflections – Day 31

Lent Reflection: Thursday 02nd April 2020 Bible Reading: John 18: 33-40 Reflection Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate by the Jewish religious leaders. As a roman leader and representative of the Roman Empire within Israel, Pilate has the power to punish Jesus. What’s apparent in this passage is that Pilate...

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Lent Reflections – Day 30

Lent Reflection: Wednesday 01st April 2020 Bible Reading: John 18:28-32 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. So Pilate went...

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Lent Reflections – Day 29

Lent Reflection: Tuesday 31st March 2020 Bible Reading: John 18:25-27 Reflection Peter’s denial of Jesus is one of the best attested facts in all of the gospel accounts. All four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, include similar details of what happened. And given that Mark’s gospel is primarily based...

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Lent Reflections – Day 28

Lent Reflection: Monday 30th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 18: 19-24 Reflection Jesus is brought before the high priests who represent the religious authority within the Jewish faith. They are blinded by fear. If Jesus causes a rebellion the Romans could retaliate by destroying the temple and banning Jewish people...

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Lent Reflections – Day 27

Lent Reflection: Saturday 28th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 18:15-18 Reflection Peter’s world has just collapsed. His teacher and friend, the man who taught him everything that he had come to base his life on for the past three years has been arrested. From Peter’s perspective this was not how...

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Lent Reflections – Day 26

Lent Reflection: Friday 27th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 18:12-14 Reflection Jesus had been arrested by a band of Roman soldiers and Jewish temple police officers. They had briefly glimpsed at the true nature of Jesus, His divine identity. But everything planned by God from the beginning still needed to...

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Lent Reflections – Day 25

Lent Reflection: Thursday 26th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 18:1-11 Reflection Imagine growing up with a family friend, someone who seems incredibly normal, and then later on finding out that they are in fact someone immensely famous. In our reading today, Jesus has gone with His disciples out of Jerusalem...

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