Holy Week – Saturday

Holy Week - Saturday

Silent Saturday Saturday was the Sabbath…a quiet day in Jerusalem. Jesus’ dead body lay in the tomb, guarded by Roman soldiers. Because of the quickly approaching Sabbath on Friday, Jesus was removed surreptitiously from the cross and quickly entombed. His body had been ceremonially treated by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, but not by his […]

Holy Week – Friday

Holy Week - 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 already hanged himself in remorse). After multiple, unlawful trials, Jesus traveled the Via Dolorosa (“The Way of Suffering”), carrying […]

Holy Week – Thursday

Holy Week - Thursday

Please join us for our Holy Week services: Good Friday, 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise, 6:45 a.m. at the crosses Easter Services, 8:30 a.m. Robson Ranch Campus; 10 a.m. Main Campus (Egg hunt after) Maundy Thursday It is Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. The name comes from Jesus washing the feet of the disciples…but I’m jumping […]

Holy Week – Wednesday

Holy Week - Wednesday

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Please join us for our Holy Week services: Good Friday, 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise, 6:45 a.m. at the crosses Easter Services: 8:30 a.m. Robson Ranch Campus; 10 a.m. Main Campus (Egg hunt after) Holy Wednesday Bethany was […]

Holy Week – Tuesday

Holy Week - Tuesday

Special Announcement: The Sunrise service on Easter begins at 6:45 a.m. Please note the change in time. [Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] It is Tuesday morning, and Jesus returns to Jerusalem with his disciples. As they pass the withered fig tree, Jesus […]

Holy Week – Monday

Holy Week - Monday

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Yesterday launched the holiest week on the church calendar. We call it Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ mortal life. It began yesterday with Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. There were shouts of praise […]

With the Transgressors

“It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”” (Luke 22:37) Jesus made this strange comment to his disciples at the Last Supper (Thursday night of Holy Week). What a crazy turn of […]

Silent Saturday

Jesus and the Fig Tree

Silent Saturday Saturday was the Sabbath…a quiet day in Jerusalem. Jesus’ dead body lay in the tomb, guarded by Roman soldiers. Because of the quickly approaching Sabbath on Friday, Jesus was removed surreptitiously from the cross and quickly entombed. His body had been ceremonially treated by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, but not his disciples. […]

Maundy Thursday

Jesus and the Fig Tree

It is Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. The name comes from Jesus washing the feet of the disciples…but I’m jumping ahead. Peter and John left Bethany before the others in order to make preparations for Passover dinner together. Once the upper room was prepared, Jesus and the remaining ten arrived. Before dinner, Jesus humbly washed […]

Holy Wednesday

Jesus and the Fig Tree

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Bethany was astir. People were talking. Why wouldn’t they? After all, not long before Holy Week, Jesus showed the world his power over death by raising his friend Lazarus from a tomb in Bethany. A week before […]

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Jesus and the Fig Tree

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] It is Tuesday morning and Jesus returns to Jerusalem with his disciples. As they pass the withered fig tree, Jesus reminds them of the importance of faith. They’re going to need it in a couple of days! […]

Jesus and the Fig Tree

Jesus and the Fig Tree

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Yesterday launched the holiest week on the church calendar. We call it Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ mortal life. It began yesterday with Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem. There were shouts of praise […]