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This might surprise you.  It might shock you.  Which living false teacher likely has more followers than any other false teacher in the world?

Click here to find the answer.  Be sure to read it all before you get too upset.

Of Jesus’ seven sayings on the cross, this might be the most least-discussed one: “I thirst.  William explains in this brief article the implications of this fourth cry from the cross in Jesus’ Thirst and Our Spiritual Rehydration.

Jesus died thirsty, but He arose refreshed. In His suffering, Jesus thirsted after the full restoration of His Father’s fellowship, that the smile of His Father’s face might be turned toward Him and His people again (Ps. 69:16, 17). In His glorification, beginning with His resurrection, His thirst was quenched. God will hear the cry of His thirsty people. “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched for thirst, I, the LORD, will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them” (Isa. 41:17). He now says to us, “whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

In response, we echo the Man of Sorrows: “I thirst! Give me the water of eternal life gained for me at the cross that I will thirst no more!” The answer to this request is a picture we see in the last book of the Bible: “They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore” (Rev. 7:16).

Thank God for this post from Nancy Guthrie!  She expresses my sentiments exactly as she pleads, “Don’t Make My Funeral About Me

When I die, you won’t have to wonder what I would have wanted. You’ll know. You’ll know that nothing would make me happier than for my funeral to be all about Christ instead of all about me. Please make it all about his righteous life and not my feeble efforts at good works. Make it about his coming to defeat death and not my courage (or lack thereof) in the face of death. Make it about his emergence from the grave with the keys to death and the grave, which changes everything about putting my body into a grave.

Who were the Sanhedrin? Why did they find him so threatening?  How long had they been hounding him?

The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus, features short explanations from and interviews that focus on the behind-the-scenes motivations and actions of the Sanhedrin as they plot to put an end to Jesus once and for all.

Find out in this video from Crossway which recounts what happened on Tuesday of the week Jesus died!

You are complete in Him. What words are these, from the same man who says, ‘In me dwells no good thing?’ May we learn to rejoice in Christ Jesus, while we learn, also, to have no confidence in the flesh.

It was so with the apostle. He felt that anything was too hard, the simplest thing too difficult, without Christ; the work before him only became possible—easy—when the promise was fulfilled—‘My grace is sufficient for you; and my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Then he could confidently say, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’

Yes, Christian, although in your daily course you seem to struggle in your duty, and though nothing seems to go on satisfactorily, be assured of this, so long as you are really looking to Christ and relying upon Him—so long is He working in you by His Spirit—however difficult may be your tasks, you will make progress. You perhaps may never perceive it—you may not appear to make a step in advance—but, be not discouraged. Remember, ‘All the promises of God in Christ are yes, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God;’ and these promises are yours.

— John MacDuff, The Throne of Grace from FI

There’s a new (but not really new) stir about a supposed papyrus that suggests that Jesus might have had a wife.  These stories always hit around Easter and as Al Mohler points out, “The “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” tells us nothing about Jesus and very little, if anything, about early Christianity. It tells us a great deal about modern scholarship, however — and that is the real message of this controversy. “

Read more and be ready to respond to friends that bring this issue up again.

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