Flowing Faith

March 30, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Such Love for Us

Good Friday, Holy Friday, Long Friday – whatever you call the day Jesus was crucified – leaves me always in reverent awe. Somebody died for a wretch like me. Not just any death but crucifixion, brutal torture from start to … Continue reading

March 27, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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We Are Healed in Jesus

Sometimes we might wonder whether God can understand what’s going on in our lives. You know, how awful it feels to get rejected or be shunned from the coffee table discussions at work. How could God understand what it feels … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Do You Wash Your Hands like Pilate?

Today, I was contemplating on the text on Pilate washing his hands for responsibility of Jesus’ death. I understand his dilemma: the crowd wanting Jesus dead and Pilate wanting to keep his job while (he and) his wife not finding Jesus … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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A Call to Pray with Jesus

Jesus asked his disciples to pray with him at Gethsemane, yet they slept. Just the same way, Jesus is asking us to pray with him too. How do we respond? Do we sleepwalk through our life? Or do we obey … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Choosing Life over Death

To tell the truth, I feel inadequate to write anything on the holy week. The amazing love of God shown to us during the events of the holy week leaves me in humble awe and I am questioning whether I … Continue reading

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April 16, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Accepting Our Need for Christ

Have you accepted the reality of your sinfulness? Are you willing to admit that because of you Jesus died on the cross? Or do you deny your need for Christ? We would like to think we are not sinners. We … Continue reading

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April 14, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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What Can We Learn from Jesus’ Agony in Gethsemane

On Monday of Holy week Christians traditionally read and contemplate on Jesus praying in Gethsemane. Luke concentrates on Jesus’ prayer and not on the failings of the disciples. Let’s see if there are any blessings hidden in the story. Let … Continue reading

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March 25, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Observe Holy Week

Holy Week is here. How do you observe it? During the Lent I’ve been fasting from sugary things, been praying on my knees daily, and been listening through the whole Bible. Has anything changed? Am I readier to Easter than … Continue reading

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April 4, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Responsible for the Death of Jesus?

What do you think? Are you responsible for Jesus’ death? Your answer is important. It defines whether you are ready for Easter or not. We aren’t able to receive God’s grace before we have a need for it. We aren’t … Continue reading

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