Monday Meditations

The ultimate goal of redemption is to make us worshipers. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “…True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23 ESV)

Worship, while difficult to define, is the result of being occupied with Christ – His person and work.

This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Dr. A.J. Higgins is the Editor of the Christian magazine, Truth and Tidings and is well known in many parts of the world for his relevant and clear Bible teaching. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Ruth.

Monday Meditations

Morning of Entertainment for Roman Soldiers

By On November 12, 2017

 “ .. The whole band of soldiers … they mocked Him … they spit upon Him … smote Him … and led Him away to crucify Him.”  Matthew 27:27-31 KJV “…The whole Roman cohort…mocked Him…they spat on Him…beat Him….and led Him away to crucify Him.” Matthew 27:27-31 NASB The whole band was called. They didn’t want even one of their…

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Barabbas over Jesus

By On November 5, 2017

“A notable prisoner called Barabbas.”  Matthew 27:15-24 KJV “A notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.” Matthew 27:15-24 NASB Pilate was in a bind. He had been pushed by the Jewish leaders into an uncomfortable corner. There was little love lost between the factions. The Jewish leaders hated Pilate and all he represented. The Romans disdained the Jews. Yet some coexistence was needed;…

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The Authority of the Governor

By On October 29, 2017

“Pontius Pilate, the governor.” Matthew 27:2 KJV “Pilate, the governor.” Matthew 27:2 NASB Only Matthew calls Pilate, “the governor.” In fact, Matthew does so on seven occasions in this final account of the trial and crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. Look at verses 2, 11, 14, 15, 21, 23, 27. Matthew, who had worked for the Roman government would be…

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Friends Were Silent; Others Were Not

By On October 21, 2017

“I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood … have nothing to do with that just man.” Matthew 27:4,19 KJV “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”   “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man…” Matthew 27:4, 19 NASB Friends were silent. Worse still, one of the inner circle even denied Him. When character witnesses and friends…

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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…