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Month: August 2015

The Weight of Shame

“… looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)

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“It is important to recognize that the shame of the cross … is something infinitely more intense than the pain of the cross. Others have suffered the pain of crucifixion, but he alone has endured the shame of human depravity in all its foulness and degradation.” (P.E. Hughes, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, 525)

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Opportunities and Memories

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Live wisely today, for you are making tomorrow’s memories. And memories are powerful things, for good or ill.

“The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.” (Prov. 10:7)

“Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.” (Matt. 26:13)

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