Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 7

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 7 · Kerry Shook · “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” Luke 23:46 (NIV) Each saying of Jesus from the cross has taught us deeper dimensions of grace! His final statement came… Continue reading




Ezekiel 37:1-14

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Ezekiel’s vision of a valley of dry bones gives us a bright ray of hope in our darkest hour, which might have been the death of someone we held close to our hearts or the feeling that life is pointless. Maybe we are… Continue reading




God, Whose Almighty Word

God, Whose Almighty Word God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard and took their flight: hear us, we humbly pray, and where the gospel day sheds not its glorious ray, let there be light. Christ, who once came to bring, on your redeeming wing,… Continue reading




The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 6

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 6 · Kerry Shook · “It is finished!” John 19:30 (NIV) Following a busy time of ministry as Jesus’ disciples were encouraging Him to pause and eat something, Jesus told them, “My food is… Continue reading




God, Whose Almighty Word

God, Whose Almighty Word God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard and took their flight: hear us, we humbly pray, and where the gospel day sheds not its glorious ray, let there be light. Christ, who once came to bring, on your redeeming wing,… Continue reading




The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 5

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 5 · Kerry Shook · “I am thirsty!” John 19:28 (NIV) Mark’s account tells us that Jesus had turned down the offer of a drink earlier as they led Him to the cross. “And… Continue reading




John 9:18-41 Today we continue our reading of the “scenes” in John 9.

John 9:18-41 Today we continue our reading of the “scenes” in John 9. Scene 5 (John 9:18-23)—The power struggle increases. The enemies of Jesus do not believe the man who has received his sight, so they ask his parents: Is this your son? And, if… Continue reading




The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 4

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 4 · Kerry Shook · “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46 (NIV) Perhaps the most dramatic words Jesus spoke from the cross are these, “My God, My God, why… Continue reading




John 9:1-17

John 9:1-17 Today and tomorrow we hear the story of the man born blind; it is the gospel reading for this coming Sunday. We will consider part of this fairly long reading today (John 9:1-17) and the second part (John 9:18-41) tomorrow. This chapter teaches… Continue reading




The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 3

The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross – Part 3 · Kerry Shook · “When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple,… Continue reading