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Pilate said to them, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” All of them said, “Let him be crucified!”

Matthew 27:22

The high Priest and his followers were threatened by the teachings of Jesus and his growing popularity. In order to preserve their positions and power they resulted in bribery, lies, and rumors to convince the masses to call for Jesus to be crucified.

Today, we often face the Anti-Christian bias from the media, our neighbors, local and national businesses, and even the government. No prayer in schools, no public displays of the Ten Commandments or religious symbols, etc. Even among Christians, we sometimes see corruption, dishonesty, immorality, denial of the authority of scripture and denial of Christ’s sufficiency.

As followers of Christ we can be part of His eternal work by using the gifts He has given us to share Christ’s love. Jesus finished his work on earth. We however still have much to do. Maybe only one person at a time. Our legacy is not earthly achievements but the impact we have on others.

Have faith in your abilities and carry forth God’s work.

David Priest