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Monday In Heaven
A Daily Devotion by
Adwoa Badoé
40 Margaret Street
Guelph, Ontario
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Today’s Word
The Third-Day
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Pastor Fulé Badoe’s Sermon
“He made a public spectacle of them.” Col 2:15 NIV
The cross is universally recognized as symbolizing the Christian faith. We’ve all
seen baseball players crossing themselves before going to bat...jewelry stores
sell gold crosses...and bakers celebrate Easter with hot cross buns. One author
says: “Christianity has become a religion of the cross—the gallows, the electric
chair, the gas chamber, in modern terms. Normally we think of someone who
dies a criminal’s death as a failure. Yet Paul would later reflect that
‘Christ...forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code...that was
against us...He took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the
powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over
them by the cross.’ On one level I think of individuals in our own time who
disarmed the powers. Racist sheriffs who imprisoned Martin Luther King
Jr....the Soviets who deported Solzhenitsyn...the authorities who imprisoned
Nelson Mandela...all thought they were solving a problem. Instead they ended
up unmasking their own violence and injustice...When Jesus died, even a gruff
Roman soldier was moved to exclaim, ‘This man certainly was the Son of God’
(Mt 27:54 NIV)...He saw the contrast between his brutish colleagues and their
victim Who forgave them in His dying gasp. The pale figure nailed to a
crossbeam revealed the ruling powers as false gods who broke their own lofty
promises of piety and justice. Religion, not irreligion, accused Jesus; the law,
not lawlessness had him executed. By their rigged trials...scourging...and
violent opposition to Jesus, the political and religious authorities exposed
themselves for what they were...Each assault...laid bare their illegitimacy, yet in
the end—He won!” Bob Gass - April 20, 2014


Is 41:10-12 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.


Matthew 8:16-17 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.


Galatians 3:13-14 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.