Resurrection Sunday

Very early the next morning, as the sun was just beginning to peek over the Jerusalem horizon, the women set out to properly anoint Jesus' body for burial. Having been the Sabbath, they were not able to do this when his body had first been laid in the tomb. And they had spent much time … Continue reading Resurrection Sunday

Somber Saturday

It was the morning after an unimaginable tragedy. It was probably eerily quiet. The voices of the crowds demanding "crucify him" were gone. The jeers of the onlookers insisting that Jesus "save himself" were silenced. The shouting of the Pharisees screaming "blasphemer" had disappeared. The wails of the women that loved him had moved within … Continue reading Somber Saturday

Good Friday

The day of Jesus' crucifixion. The day he paid the price for my sins. The day my savior was tried, convicted and sentenced. Tortured, mocked and killed. Only in hindsight does the name "Good Friday" make sense. Mark 15, NLT: Very early in the morning the leading priests, the elders, and the teachers of religious … Continue reading Good Friday

Warning to the hypocrites

Jesus remained busy during his last days on earth. He continued to teach and rebuke, to heal and make waves. The religious leaders were getting more and more uncomfortable with his message. He was in their face, using parable after parable to warn them and rebuke them. Finally after going back and forth with the … Continue reading Warning to the hypocrites

Lamb of God

So Jesus had arrived in Jerusalem - greeted by much excitement and fanfare. Jerusalem was a busy place this time of year as the Jewish people celebrated in remembrance of the first Passover in Egypt generations ago. That had been the night The Lord had released them from the captivity and oppression they had experienced … Continue reading Lamb of God

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday. The "kick-off" of Holy Week. My favorite time of the year. This week marks the culmination of Jesus' time on earth spent teaching, healing and building relationships. This week we celebrate the gracious gift of reconciliation God provided to the lost world. This week we are reminded of Jesus Christ's intercession between fallen … Continue reading Palm Sunday