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Message from Will Graham

Often as we think about the sacrifice of Jesus, we tend to focus on the unbearable physical pain He endured.

We’re told that He was hit, flogged nearly to the point of death, and had a crown of thorns driven into His scalp. He was made to carry His own cross. Nails were punched through His hands and feet before He was hoisted into the air to suffocate in one of the most inhumane and cruel forms of capital punishment ever devised.

My friends, it’s hard to not focus on the pain He endured for us. But, as we look at this Easter, I want you to consider another way Jesus was made to suffer in the moments before His crucifixion. Consider the emotional pain Christ endured as those who were closest to Him turned their backs.

Jesus personally chose 12 disciples whom He poured himself into. These men were almost His earthly family, surrounding Him, learning from Him, and serving in His ministry. They were what we may refer to as Jesus’ “inner circle.”

Jesus loved them, and yet He knew – long before they did, in fact – that a couple of these men would publicly betray Him.

My friends, I’m here to tell you that people will let you down. People will turn their backs on you and cause you pain. But here’s the key – Jesus was forsaken, betrayed and crucified, but He conquered all of that! People are imperfect, but Christ is risen and will not let you down!

The Bible tells us not to put our faith into men or princes. Instead, this Easter place your eternity in the One Who endured scorn, pain, and – yes – betrayal from His friends, so that you may have a hope that extends far beyond the pitfalls and pains of this world.


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Russian, Ukrainian Patriarchs Condemn 'Aggression' on Easter

Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, leads an Orthodox Easter service
in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, April 20, 2014.

Orthodox Christians in Ukraine and Russia on Sunday celebrated Easter -- the holiest day of the Christian calendar -- with their nations locked in conflict and Ukraine's patriarch condemning what he called Russian "aggression" in his homeland.

In his Easter message, Kyiv Patriarch Filaret said there has been aggression and injustice "against our peace loving nation." He also labeled Russia an "enemy" whose attack on Ukraine is doomed to fail.

In Moscow, meanwhile, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led prayers for Russians in Ukraine and called for peace and cooperation. He was quoted as calling for an "end to the designs of those who want to destroy holy Russia."n from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions.”

If talks fail, Abbas said to be weighing dissolution of Oslo, PA

Dramatic move would create security and diplomatic fallout for Israel; Bennett: ‘We won’t stop him’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly threatened to dissolve the PA and disband Palestinian security forces operating in the West Bank if peace negotiations with Israel fail, a move which would create huge security and diplomatic problems for Israel.

According to Palestinian sources cited by Yedioth Ahronoth on Sunday, Abbas and top PA officials are considering the drastic move, which would involve cancelling the 1993 Oslo Accords and announcing that the Palestinian Authority is a “government under occupation” without full sovereignty, which would technically move full responsibility for the Palestinians, in the West Bank at least, to Israel.

The threat, which has reportedly been passed on to Israel, would also disband and abolish PA security forces operating in the West Bank, theoretically opening the way for expanded Palestinian unrest against Israeli forces.The move could also prompt a surge in international legal and diplomatic action against Israel.

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