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'The book of Isaiah is really important to me. I read it during the year that I was Student Union President at Exeter University. I’d just finished my degree in theology and suddenly found myself in charge of sixty staff. I was super, super busy and the world quite liked to distract me from my faith. I often didn’t have time to go to church. But people knew that I was a Christian. I felt a lot of pressure publicly and I felt that integrity was a real issue that year. I had to manage 60 staff and I was aware that how I did that would affect how people saw Christianity. It was a very high-pressure job. I felt that I was messing up and so reading Isaiah was really helpful. In it God called the people of Israel, they messed up and then God said, “For goodness’ sake, I love you and forgive you." It’s 66 chapters of that. At the time, I felt really bashed. But reading Isaiah gave me perspective. Reading it affirmed to me who I am and what I was doing.' #bible #bibleverse #bible #mybible #isaiah

'On the day of Pentecost all the Lord's followers were together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from heaven like the sound of a mighty wind! It filled the house where they were meeting. Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues moving in all directions, and a tongue came and settled on each person there. The Holy Spirit took control of everyone, and they began speaking whatever languages the Spirit let them speak.' Acts 2.1-4 Find out what happened next by following the link in bio. #acts #pentecost #happybirthdaychurch #flames #candles

'While the apostles were still with Jesus, they asked him, “Lord, are you now going to give Israel its own king again?” Jesus said to them, “You don't need to know the time of those events that only the Father controls. But the Holy Spirit will come upon you and give you power. Then you will tell everyone about me in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and everywhere in the world.” After Jesus had said this and while they were watching, he was taken up into a cloud. They could not see him, but as he went up, they kept looking up into the sky. Suddenly two men dressed in white clothes were standing there beside them. They said, “Why are you men from Galilee standing here and looking up into the sky? Jesus has been taken to heaven. But he will come back in the same way that you have seen him go.”' Acts 1.6-11 (CEV)
#ascension #bible #bibleverse #jesus #acts

'Suddenly two men in shining white clothes stood beside them. The women were afraid and bowed to the ground. But the men said, “Why are you looking in the place of the dead for someone who is alive? Jesus isn’t here! He has been raised from death. Remember that while he was still in Galilee, he told you, 'The Son of Man will be handed over to sinners who will nail him to a cross. But three days later he will rise to life.'" Then they remembered what Jesus had said.' Luke 24.5-8 (CEV) Read full passage -> link in bio.
#shocker #shock #shocked #resurrection #life #angels #easter #eastereggs #eastersunday

'When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.' Mark 16.1
#spices #spice #burial #sisterhood #women #holyweek #eastersaturday

'On the next day, which was a Sabbath, the chief priests and the Pharisees went together to Pilate. They said, “Sir, we remember what that liar said while he was still alive. He claimed that in three days he would come back from death. So please order the tomb to be carefully guarded for three days. If you don’t, his disciples may come and steal his body. They will tell the people that he has been raised to life, and this last lie will be worse than the first one.” Pilate said to them, “All right, take some of your soldiers and guard the tomb as well as you know how.” So they sealed it tight and placed soldiers there to guard it.' (Matthew 27.62-66) (CEV) Read full passage -> link in bio.
#guard #watchmen #conspiracy #rumours #holyweek #bibleverse #bibleverses #biblequotes

'About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice,"Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?").' Matthew 27.46 Read full passage -> link in bio.

#lonely #alone #death #abandoned #orphan #goodfriday #holyweek #bibleverse #bibleverses #biblequotes

'During the meal Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples and said, “Take this and eat it. This is my body.” Jesus picked up a cup of wine and gave thanks to God. He then gave it to his disciples and said, “Take this and drink it. This is my blood, and with it God makes his agreement with you. It will be poured out, so that many people will have their sins forgiven."' Matthew 26.26-28 (CEV). Read full passage -> link in bio.

#food #friends #promises #hospitality #supper #passover #holyweek #bibleverses #biblescripture #bibleverse #biblequote

'While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor. Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."' Matthew 26.6-13 (CEV)
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#perfume #fragrance #finefragrance #sacrifice #jesus #death #holyweek #hair #hairgoals #women

'When Jesus had finished teaching, he told his disciples, “You know that two days from now will be Passover. That is when the Son of Man will be handed over to his enemies and nailed to a cross.” At that time the chief priests and the nation’s leaders were meeting at the home of Caiaphas the high priest. They planned how they could sneak around and have Jesus arrested and put to death. But they said, “We must not do it during Passover, because the people will riot.”' Matthew 26.1-5 (CEV)
#politics #plot #death #jesus #deaththreats #easter #holyweek #bible #bibleverses

'Jesus went into the temple and chased out everyone who was selling or buying. He turned over the tables of the moneychangers and the benches of the ones who were selling doves. He told them, “The Scriptures say, ‘My house should be called a place of worship.’ But you have turned it into a place where robbers hide.” Blind and lame people came to Jesus in the temple, and he healed them. But the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were angry when they saw his miracles and heard the children shouting praises to the Son of David. The men said to Jesus, “Don’t you hear what those children are saying?”
“Yes, I do!” Jesus answered. “Don’t you know that the Scriptures say, ‘Children and infants will sing praises’?” Then Jesus left the city and went out to the village of Bethany, where he spent the night.' Matthew 21.12-17 (CEV) Read full passage -> link in bio
#mammon #ill #healing #kidmin #bibleverses #holyweek #holyweek2017

Some people walked ahead of Jesus and others
followed behind. They were all shouting, “Hooray for the Son of David! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hooray for God in heaven above!” When Jesus came to Jerusalem, everyone in the city was excited and asked, “Who can this be?” The crowd answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”' Matthew 21. 9-11 (CEV)

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#palmsunday #holyweek #leadership #popular #celebrity

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