In his final moments, the true character of God in Jesus as he gives up his life for our benefit. In the face of such profound anguish, an observing soldier makes a startling confession about the man he helped kill.
In the hours leading up to his betrayal and arrest, Jesus is offered a last great kindness that is resented by other dinner guests - including the disciples. What does our worship mean to God? How is it viewed by others? Does it matter?
There will be wars, rumors of wars, weather anomalies, persecution, families pitted against one another, and desecration of holy places...Don't be alarmed. Be ready! These are merely the birth pangs, and something beautiful is around the corner.
Grace is free. Following Jesus costs us everything. Even the most earnest seekers may walk away sad at the challenge that Christ offers. Will you find life today as you follow Jesus? Or will you cling to a different hope?