Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Easter is about that truth being proclaimed to all of creation. From the highest heights of Heaven to the deepest depths of Hell, and to all the world in which we live, Jesus has proclaimed to all that we are His. Nothing can take us from His… Read More »
Death has been our greatest enemy since Adam and Eve defied God. We, the human race, died eternally to God that day. On Good Friday the debt for that rebellion, and all sin since, was paid. On Easter Sunday Death was defeated and our resurrection and salvation was made true. Holy Saturday is that day… Read More »
How dare we! How dare we call this day ‘good.’ How can we? How can we call this day ‘good?’ We have too. We must. We must because on this Friday that we call ‘good’ we were made ‘good’ before our God. What a wonder!!
In Jesus passion there are many characters but perhaps some of the most important are the disciples. The twelve who were particularly close to Jesus and played a very special role. As we’ve already seen one of the twelve, Judas, will be eternally lost on this very night. A night we call Maundy Thursday, or… Read More »
It is one week before the Passover celebration. Jesus is now in Bethany. Less than one day’s walk to Jerusalem. It is Sunday, and by Friday He will be dead. He knows where He is going. He knows why He is going there. This is Jesus entrance into the capital city, on two fronts. The… Read More »
Of all the villains that appear in Jesus’ last week one of the most over looked is the individuals in the mob. As “mob mentality” takes over the people are swept away with hatred and blood-lust that filled their minds and then their mouths. Ultimately calling for the death of their Savior. Can these pitied… Read More »
The prodigal father?? We’ve all heard of the parable of the prodigal son, but could we call the father ‘prodigal’ too. As we explore this well know story told by Jesus we’ll learn something about the desperate love God has for each and every one of us.
Pontius Pilate is a strange and sad man in history. He is unique in being the only man in all of recorded history with the name Pilate. He is sad in that, history records he was clearly in trouble with Rome; he had been sentenced to eleven years as governor of Judea. (No one else… Read More »
The book of Esther in the Bible is an odd book. It is the only one that actually never once mentions God. Yet it is there because God has brought His Holy Word to us, so it is there for a reason. What reason? What was it meant to teach? What doe sit teach us… Read More »
While thinking about the people involved in Jesus’ last week of life one person that comes to mind is Nicodemus. I sometimes wonder if Nicodemus ever felt any remorse for not doing more to prevent Jesus suffering and death. Did he ever ask himself if he could have done something differently to help Jesus? This… Read More »