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Caiaphas’ Prophesy

“It was Caiaphas who plotted with the Jews that it would be useful that one man die for the group.” (John 18:14)   The language of Caiaphas’ warning to the Sanhedron is one worthy of reflection. This little parenthesis is meant to point us to an earlier event that took place shortly before Jesus’ Triumphal […]

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Serug

“And it came to pass that Reu lived thirty-two years and he begat Serug. Reu lived two-hundred and seven years after he begat Serug. And he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:20-21)   And the pattern continues. Sometimes we can get a little weighed down by lists of genealogies like this, but do remember always […]

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Held by God as One (John 17:11)

“While I am no longer in the world, they are yet in the world and I am coming to you.  Holy Father, guard them, which you have given me in your name, in order that they may be one as we are.” (John 17:11) Jesus makes a rather sobering statement—even though he has not yet […]

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