Episode 87: Holy Week - Maundy Thursday

“Today is Maundy Thursday in Holy Week. In case you were curious, the name, Maundy Thursday, comes from Jesus’ words at the Last Supper, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.” In the Latin, “new commandment” is mandatum novum. As we approach the final hours of Jesus’ life, time slows down dramatically in all four gospel accounts. A lot happens before the waking hours of Friday morning. And on this very night, all four gospel writers temporarily and unanimously shift the spotlight......

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The Ground of All Our Hope (1 Peter 1:3-9)

Key idea: 3 Sources of Hope for Our Perseverance 1. God’s promise in our perseverance (vv. 3-5) The resurrection of Jesus promises new life The resurrection of Jesus promises living hope 2. God’s purpose in our perseverance (vv. 6-7) Trials are necessary because they test the authenticity of our faith Trials are necessary because they produce the fruit of our faith 3. God’s presence in our perseverance (vv. 8-9)...

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