- Holy Saturday 04.03.21
on April 3, 2021
Holy Saturday Can you imagine what the disciples felt the day after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? All of their hopes and expectations for who Jesus was to be, seemingly vanished in the tomb along with him. All of that time following him, and what they had not only received but what they had givenContinue reading "Holy Saturday 04.03.21"
- Good Friday 04.02.21
on April 3, 2021
Scripture: John 19 Formerly, when working with students, both as a youth pastor and a high school Bible teacher, I recall being amused by the reality that a word in my vocabulary could have very different meaning from the same word in theirs. Words didn’t always mean what they appeared to on the surface. ForContinue reading "Good Friday 04.02.21"
- Maundy Thursday 04.01.21
on April 2, 2021
Scripture: John 13 The term “Maundy” as it is applied to Thursday of Holy Week comes from the Latin Mandatum Novum, which means “a new commandment.” This is taken from John 13:34-35 where Jesus tells his disciples, “a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you,Continue reading "Maundy Thursday 04.01.21"
- Tuesday Thoughts 3.16.21
on March 16, 2021
Among other things, we spoke briefly on Sunday about our temptation toward idolatry. The temptation toward idolatry for the 21st century Christian isn’t a temptation to bow the knee to a statue of wood or stone. Yet, in similar fashion, the temptation is real for us to substitute God Almighty, as he is revealed inContinue reading "Tuesday Thoughts 3.16.21"
- Monday Meditation 3.15.21
on March 15, 2021
Yesterday in worship, we continued our walk through The Beatitudes (Matt. 5:1-12), the nine profound and paradoxical statements of Jesus that I have described as the “front door” or “foyer” into the larger, palace that is his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chs. 5-7). Yesterday, we looked specifically at the fourth beatitude, “Blessed are thoseContinue reading "Monday Meditation 3.15.21"