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In verse 14 Paul resolves...

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In verse 14 Paul resolves not to boast of anything except the cross of Christ. To boast of Christ's crucifixion? How such words must have caused his readers' minds to reel! We today have lost our awareness of the brutality and sheer horror of execution on a cross. Even traditional Christian artwork sterilizes and softens the act of crucifixion. In reality the victim is stripped naked, his wrists are nailed to a beam of wood, and he is hung in a prominent place beside a busy roadway for everyone to see.
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But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.(v. 26)

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But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

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Richard E. Zajac
... do not let your hearts be troubled...

Unfortunately, Maalox moments seem to outnumber peaceful moments. I offer a few reasons why.

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