Good Friday

Jesus and the Fig Tree

[Note: This week I am chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Good Friday Jesus’ trial (which began late Thursday night) continued into Friday morning. Before the “third hour” (9 a.m.) the Lord had endured lies and condemnation, mockery, and beatings. He had been abandoned by his disciples (Judas had […]

Go…into Denton

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19, NIV) Spend any amount of time in Sunday School or an Evangelical Church and you know this verse.  It’s the fundamental command for Christians, and it begins with […]

Running to Tell

“So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.“ (Matthew 28:8, NIV) At my house, it never fails. Whenever something exciting happens – making the team, getting an A on a test, getting a promotion – we can’t wait to tell each other!  When we […]

Good Shepherd, Good Friday

This week I am praying for a couple going through a divorce, a child who attempted suicide, a young man kicked out of his school, an unplanned teenage pregnancy, a scary emergency room visit, a husband out of work…just to name a few. Seeing the enemy’s hand in the lives of people I care about […]

A Prayer for Good Friday 2015

A Prayer for Good Friday 2015 Lord Jesus, Lamb of God, slain for the sin of the whole world, with penitent hearts we come to your cross, pleading for mercy and forgiveness. Our sins—and they are many—have added to the burden of your suffering and have nailed you to the accursed tree. For us you […]

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) by Francisco de Zurberan  I woke up this morning thinking of a Wednesday years ago in which Judas secretively took leave of his friends to sell his soul and sell out Jesus for a few pieces of silver.  Monday, long ago, Jesus cursed the fig tree, reminding me that God […]