Resurrection Sunday!

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.]  Resurrection Sunday  Resurrection Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week. The resurrection of Jesus is the pivotal truth of the Christian faith! As the sun rose, several women went to Jesus’ tomb, only to find that the […]

Holy Week

It’s been a strange year, hasn’t it? February had 28 days and March had like 350 days. April may be even longer! With so many schedule changes, I often don’t know what day of the week it is. So, public service announcement: It is Wednesday. But not just any Wednesday…it’s Wednesday of Holy Week. Last […]

Broken

“While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.” (Mark 14:3, NIV) The week before Jesus’ death, he […]

I am the Resurrection

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness…” (2 Peter 3:9, NIV) Martha and Mary, whom we’ll meet in this Sunday’s sermon, might argue with this.  When their brother, Lazarus, was sick and dying, they sent word to Jesus who was on the other side of the Jordan.  Jesus waited […]

“Your New Body for Heaven” (1 Cor. 15:42-58)

The bodies we now occupy are wearing out, and one day they will be buried like a seed that is planted in the earth. One of the little-understood perks of following Christ is that we will someday be issued brand new, amazing resurrection bodies…

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 […]

Some Dead Guy?

The Apostle Paul, who made an appeal to Caesar, was being passed from Festus to Agrippa. Apparently passing the buck has been around in politics since the first century. When Festus attempts to bring Agrippa up-to-speed on the Paul case, he gives an interesting description of the facts: Therefore, when they had assembled here, I […]

Paul and the Goddess Anastasia?

Acts 17:17-18 (NIV) 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying […]