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Passion Week Devotions

April 5, 2020 | easter, gospel, Holy Week, jesus, palm Sunday, Passion Week, resurrection

Palm Sunday – The Triumphal Entry Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19 Monday – Clearing the Temple Matthew 21:10-17; Mark 11:15-18, and Luke 19:45-48 Tuesday – Teaching in the Temple Matthew 21:23-24:51; Mark 11:27-13:37, and Luke 20:1-21:36 Wednesday – Anointed in Bethany Matthew 26:1-16 and Mark 14:1-11 Thursday – Last Supper &

Daily Devotions for Passion Week 2020

April 2, 2020 | Christ, easter, Holy Week, jesus, palm Sunday, Passion Week, resurrection

“And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:15 ESV). This coming Sunday begins what many Christians call Holy Week or Passion Week. It is called “Passion” week because of its connection to the Greek word πάσχω (pas’-kho), which means to feel heavy emotion or passion,

Why Only?

May 19, 2019 | John 14:6 | jesus

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What do you believe? Is Jesus the only way to God or not? How do we answer this question? Perhaps the best way is to look at what Jesus claims for Himself. What does Jesus say? In the gospel of John, Jesus told his disciples that they could only be made right with God by placing their trust in Him. We can understand why we can only be made right with God by placing our trust in Jesus.

4 personal growth areas for 2019

December 30, 2018 | goal setting, goals, grow, grow like Jesus, growing, jesus, new year resolutions

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” — Luke 2:52 For many years I have made it a habit to spend the last week of the year in prayer, meditation and Scripture study. I call it my annual study break. It’s also a time to evaluate how I

A reading plan for Passion Week

March 23, 2018 | Christ, crucifixion, empty tomb, jesus, palm Sunday, Passion Week, Passion week reading plan, suffering

“And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:15 ESV). This coming Sunday begins what many Christians call Holy Week or Passion Week. It is called “Passion” week because of its connection to the Greek word πάσχω (pas’-kho) which is usually translated as “suffer” in the

Learning about racial healing and forgiveness from a Rwandan genocide survivor

August 17, 2017 | forgiveness, genocide, jesus, love enemies, racial unity

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:43-45 NLT). We just returned from a two week mission trip to Uganda.

The Word of Reunion

April 9, 2017 | Luke 23:44-49 | crucifixion, jesus

In the gospel of Luke, the seventh and last word of Jesus on the cross was a prayer that expressed His total dependence in the Father to bring Him home. God hears and answers the prayers of those who will express their total dependence in Him.

The Word of Triumph

April 2, 2017 | John 19:28-30 | crucifixion, jesus

Do you ever feel defeated? Have you ever felt as if you were a failure at everything? School, work, marriage, parenting, etc? Do you ever feel defeated by sin? Like certain sins continue to beset you? Jesus took what looked like complete failure and turned it into total triumph!

In the Gospel of John, Jesus let out a triumphant cry from the cross that He had finished the work of salvation. This salvation is a finished work, yet we still have to respond to it.

The Word of Distress

March 26, 2017 | John 19:28-29 | crucifixion, jesus

Are you thirsty today? Would you admit your thirst? What are you thirsty for? What desire goes unsatisfied, so that you thirst for it always? As Americans, we rarely go thirsty for basic needs. Food, water, clothing, housing… most of us have these needs met. Yet, our thirst remains. Have you tried to quench your thirst with material things? You spend money you do not have to purchase things that will not satisfy. Yet, the thirst remains, so you keep spending. You thirst for love and relationship, so you give your body away, and settle for sexual lust rather than waiting for covenantal love. So your thirst remains. We thirst for significance, for meaning, for happiness, yet the more we have, the more we drink from every worldly fountain, the more we thirst!

Jesus cried out with the constant cry of all humanity, “I thirst.” Jesus took on our thirst that we might be satisfied. He poured out his life that we might be filled.

Studying the seven last words

March 24, 2017 | Bible study, cross, crucifixion, jesus, last words of jesus

“And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.” – Mark 15:37 (ESV) “It was most fitting that every word of our Lord upon the cross should be gathered up and preserved. As not a bone of him shall be broken, so not a word shall be lost. The Holy Spirit took special care that