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Dr. A.J. Higgins

Monday Meditations

They Spat in His Face

By On October 15, 2017

“Then did they spit in His face and buffeted Him; others smote Him.”  Matthew 26:67 KJV “Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him.” Matthew 26:67 NASB Earlier, we are told of a face that did “shine as the sun” (ch 17:2). Isaiah told of a face before Whom winged seraphim veiled…

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Four Perspectives on Gethsemane

By On October 8, 2017

“That the Scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled.” Matthew 26:56 KJV “… to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets.”  Matthew 26:56 NASB Each Gospel account stresses a different aspect of the Garden and focuses upon a slightly different expression from Christ as He submitted to wicked men. Matthew stresses the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophets. It is consistent…

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No Angelic Intervention

By On October 1, 2017

“Cannot (I) now pray to the Father and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:21-54 KJV “Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? ” Matthew 26:51-51 NASB Twelve disciples against a mob of soldiers and others…

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Gethsemane’s Sorrows

By On September 17, 2017

“He began to be sorrowful and very heavy … exceeding sorrowful even unto death.” Matthew 26:37-38 KJV “[He] began to be grieved and distressed…deeply grieved, to the point of death.” Matthew 26:37-38 NASB The suffering and sorrows of the Lord Jesus in Gethsemane did not put away sin; only His work on the cross did that. But those sorrows were…

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Triumphal Entry – Tragic Blindness

By On September 10, 2017

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest’.”  Matthew 21:1-10 KJV The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE…

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His Life a Ransom for Many

By On September 3, 2017

“Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 KJV “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”  Matthew 20:28 NASB The core defect in humanity, in…

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His Cup and His Baptism

By On August 27, 2017

 “…drink of the cup that I shall drink … baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” Matthew 20:17-23 KJV “Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” Matthew 20:22 NASB (see also Mark 10:38) Since the Lord says the disciples will indeed drink of that cup and be baptized with the baptism He…

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The Center of our Worship

By On August 20, 2017

“For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 KJV “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”  Mathew18:20 NASB We are all familiar with this as linked with local assembly testimony. But consider it in light of Matthew’s…

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No Man Save Jesus Only

By On August 13, 2017

“ .. And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun.” Matthew 17:1-8 KJV “…And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun…” Matthew 17:2 NASB This was not reflected glory; it was inherent glory that shined from His face. The difference is between the sun – a source, and the moon…