June 3, 2018
What would compel God the Father to allow God the Son to be lifted up on a cross? Love and justice. Someone said it well: “The cross is where God’s love and justice meet.” What does that mean?
March 25, 2016
When Jesus was crucified, it was between two thieves. The question is, which one of these two thieves represents you–the one who dies mocking and rejecting Jesus or the one who initially mocked but then found eternal hope in Jesus dying next to him on the cross? Nothing matters more…
March 20, 2016
On the Sunday before Passover, Jesus rode into Jerusalem to waving palm branches and a chorus of different sounds–shouts of Hosanna, Messianic declarations, angry murmurs by Jewish leaders, the braying of His donkey, and the bleating of lambs that soon will be sacrificed. But our Lord knows He is the True Passover Lamb who comes to take away the sins of the world.
March 13, 2016
In Luke 18:31-34 Jesus talks about his final trip to Jerusalem. This will prove to be the most important journey to Jerusalem ever made. This trip has changed everything for all time. And so the question is, how has it changed you?
March 29, 2015
When Jesus rides triumphantly into Jerusalem to waving palm branches and shouts of Hosanna, we see Messianic prophecy found in this Psalm, fulfilled in Jesus: “The Stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes…”
February 1, 2015
Psalm 22 is a powerful prophetic Psalm of David written a 1,000 years prior to Jesus Christ. Like Psalm 69 and Isaiah 53, Psalm 22 vividly points to the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord.
April 18, 2014
Mark, like the other gospel writers, holds nothing back with respect to how our Lord was tortured, mocked, spat upon, and crucified–for our sins. How does the horrible spectacle of Jesus suffering on the cross become Good News? How does a bad Friday become Good?
March 31, 2013
Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter, was Jesus’ close friend and His right-hand man in ministry. But Peter failed His master when Jesus needed him most by denying 3 times that he even knew Jesus.
March 24, 2013
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, saddled with His disciples’ cloaks. He’s accompanied by the Twelve, other devout followers, and curious pilgrims arriving simultaneously for Passover
March 10, 2013
Jesus’ flint-like trek towards Jerusalem, bound for the Cross, continues through the prosperous city of Jericho.