April 20, 2014: Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!

John 20:1, 8 NRSV 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed...

April 19, 2014: On Eagle’s Wings

Isaiah 40:31 NKJ But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. What a wonderful image and better yet, what an awesome promise! Read it again, play...

April 18, 2014 Good Friday: Drink from the Cup

Matthew 20:20-23  NIV 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. 21 “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in...

April 17, 2014 Maundy Thursday: Fight the Good Fight

  I Timothy 6:11-12 NRSV “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession...

April 16, 2014: Lay Down Your Life

John 15:13 NRSV 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jesus laid down his life for his friends when he willingly went to the cross. For you and for me. Would you be willing to do the same? Our culture lifts up heroes – those...

April 15, 2014: It Is Finished!

John 19:30 NRSV  When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. It’s easy to forget that we live our lives on this side of the Resurrection. In other words, we can’t imagine the utter hopelessness and...

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