Thursday, April 18, 2019
“‘But go, tell his disciples and Peter…’” (Mark 16:7 NIV)
What better way to gain a new perspective and deepen our appreciation for what the Lord did in giving his life as a ransom for us, than by looking at the events surrounding his death and resurrection through the eyes of the people who were actually there?
Now, Peter had fled with the rest of the disciples when Jesus was...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
“‘You will all fall away,’ Jesus told [the disciples], ‘for it is written: “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.”’” (Mark 14:27 NIV)
Christians all over the world are observing Holy Week, which culminates with Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the days when we remember the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is so much to...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 NIV)
To locate the central point of history, we have to go back about two thousand years, when Jesus died and rose again. No other historical figure—not Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar or Genghis...
Monday, April 15, 2019
“As [Jesus] approached Jerusalem, and saw the city, he wept over it…” (Luke 19:41 NIV)
There was a lot of emotion on display that day, when Jesus, mounted on a donkey, descended from the Mount of Olives on his way to Jerusalem for the last time. A week later he would be crucified in that city.
The people cheered and rejoiced as they spread their cloaks on the ground before...
Sunday, April 14, 2019
“… the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen.” (Luke 19:37 NIV)
Our Palm Sunday tradition was born on a day that stood out in the Bible for the tremendously different emotional reactions that came about when Jesus, now at the end of his earthly ministry, was coming to Jerusalem for the last time. Within a week, he...