Behold the Branch!

John CHAPTER 19  1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! 6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. Read more…


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The Two Mile Christian

Matthew 5:41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
 

The idea behind this statement, and one that would have been very clear to His listeners in that day, was a Roman law. Beginning in about 300 BC, Rome constructed roads throughout the empire. This allowed for quick movement of troops and merchandise throughout the empire. At their peak, they had constructed over 250.000 miles of road of which 50,000 miles were paved ( cobblestone ). Some of those Roman roads are actually the path used by modern roads which now sit on top of the Roman original. We’ve all heard the expression “All roads lead to Rome”.   Read more…


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