Mickey McCall, from Matthew 26:36-46. In the garden, Jesus prayed to the Father as he prepared for his mission – drinking the cup of judgment and wrath for our sins. His prayer – and the Father’s answer – show us that there was no other way for God’s people to be saved. Praise the Lord for this great salvation he has provided in Christ!
Cary Cox, from Joshua 22. Trouble (and almost war!) breaks out among the Israelites when 2 1/2 tribes build another altar. There can be only one altar, at the tabernacle, where sacrifices for sin are offered and the people of God gather together around his presence. Looking ahead to Jesus, Christ and his cross is our altar, the only way to approach God.