Monthly Archives: March 2016

John 20:19-31

  John 20:19-31 Mary Magdalene has gone to the tomb and come back with her Easter message, “I have seen the Lord.” It is now evening and the disciples remain fearfully locked up in their room. But Jesus is no longer locked up in the… Continue reading

Revelation 1: 4-8

Revelation 1: 4-8 John’s letter to the seven churches of Asia Clearly states the life, death, resurrection and Lordship of Jesus. In the name of this Lord, John SENDS a greeting of grace and peace. It is a Name that holds grace and peace for… Continue reading

Psalm 150

  Psalm 150 The Book of Psalms ends with a ringing Hallelujah. Thirteen times the psalmist cries out in praise. This is not a praise that ignores lament; the psalmist knows that our lives of faith contain times both of lament and praise. However, as… Continue reading

Acts 5:27-32

  Acts 5:27-32 Christ is risen! The good news just rolls off the tongue; we might even still be hearing the trumpets sound. Acts invites us into stories of Peter and the Apostles as they have been out witnessing to the gospel, preaching and teaching… Continue reading

He is risen!

He is risen! He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. MATTHEW 28:6 NIV Today is the day! It’s finally here, Easter Sunday, the day that followers of Christ all over the world celebrate… Continue reading

Isaiah 40:9

“Get thee up into the high mountain.” Isaiah 40:9 Each believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of… Continue reading

John 18:1-19:42

  John 18:1-19:42 This Holy Week began with Isaiah 42 where we read a prophecy that would ultimately be fulfilled in Christ, and today we experience that fulfillment. Tonight we will gather in darkened churches, tell/hear/experience the Story, and stare at the cross. We will… Continue reading

John 13:1-17, 31b-35

  John 13:1-17, 31b-35 On Maundy Thursday we hear and see Jesus’ “new commandment” to love one another just has he has loved us. Of course the command to love one another was not new, but what made this new was the sacrificial love that… Continue reading

Hebrews 12:1-3

  Hebrews 12:1-3 For church people Holy Week can often feel like a race. With the extra services to prepare for, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle and not see the forest for the trees. We can easily go through the motions… Continue reading

Psalm 70

  Psalm 70 As a lover of music, I love that at the literal center of the Bible is a hymnal–the Psalms. Obviously there is a wide range of real emotion throughout the Psalms, and this is a prayer for deliverance. We know that Jesus… Continue reading