Can you imagine what it was like for the disciples that Saturday? They’d heard Jesus say something about “three days.” Did they fully understand what He had meant? Or were they just too despondent to remember His words? His opponents remembered. Continue reading “What Are You Waiting for?”
It is finished. Looks as though the enemy has won the battle against Jesus and everything He stood for. But nothing could be further from the Truth. And that’s what makes this Friday the Good one. Continue reading “It Is Finished”
Picking up where we left off … Jesus has supper with His disciples and shares disturbing news. One who’s eating with them will betray Him. Jesus will die, and they’re all going to scatter. They can hardly believe their ears. But it’s true. Continue reading “Disturbing News”
Jesus begins His ministry. He goes “around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with him” (Acts 10:38b). Soon He’s very popular. Which doesn’t sit at all well with the religious leaders. It’s time for the Passover, and they’re getting really worried about Trouble in River City. Not that Jesus is opening a pool hall, of course. Continue reading “Doing Good”
Picking up where we left off yesterday … Jesus then meets up with John & gets Himself baptized. The Father loves the whole scene and announces how pleased He is with His Son. Then Jesus heads into the desert for 40 days. And guess-who shows up. Continue reading “It Is Written”
Despite what we know from Scripture and have seen in the movies about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, it’s difficult to fully know what life was like for Him. But I imagine He was a normal, happy child who grew into a confident adult. I doubt He ever rebelled against Joseph and Mary. Continue reading “For God So Loved the World”
The Lord doesn’t want us to wander aimlessly through Life, making mistake after mistake. So He talks with us. We only need to train our ears to hear Him.
“The one who enters by the gate is the Shepherd of the sheep.
The gatekeeper opens the gate for Him,
& the sheep listen to His voice.
“He calls His own sheep by name & leads them out.
When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them,
& His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.” JOHN 10:2-4