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Category Archives: Easter week explained
The Emotional Turmoil of Holy Week
Have you ever stopped to think of the emotional turmoil that Jesus went through in the week leading up to his death and resurrection? His anguish in Gethsemane gives us a glimpse into the level of emotions that were churning … Continue reading
Who will Move the Stone? A Stop Motion Video
I was thinking about Mary and her friends walking towards the tomb to embalm Jesus’ body. They were so anxious about moving the stone but when they got there God had moved it and he had also done more than … Continue reading
A Heartbreaking Meal with a Heartbroken Messiah
On Maundy Thursday, we especially remember the Last Supper, the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples shortly before his death on the cross. The evening must have been emotionally charged as Jesus talked about his death with powerful language … Continue reading
A thought for Palm Sunday: The Messiah we Want or the Messiah we Need
Have you ever thought how strange it is that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey? I mean, if you wanted to make a grand entrance then you would probably pick some kind of transport that was more dignified? Palm … Continue reading
Are we Living like Easter Saturday Believers in an Easter Sunday World?
Cleopas and his friend trudged along the road towards Emmaus trying to process what had happened. They had been so sure that Jesus was the Messiah but now he was dead. If Jesus was the Messiah, he appeared to be a … Continue reading
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They hoped they could move the Stone but what they Found was so much Greater!
A few days after his death, Mary and her friends went to Jesus’ tomb to embalm his body. As they got closer they began to wonder how they would move the large stone that was blocking the entrance. We can only … Continue reading
Don’t forget in the Dark what you have seen in the Light
It had been less than 24 hours since they had watched their friend, mentor and lord die in agony and the disciples couldn’t believe that Jesus had failed! The agonizing and humiliating death of Jesus filled and consumed their thoughts leaving … Continue reading
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Jesus died to make it possible for Enemies of God to become his Friends
I was reading the part of the Easter story where Peter cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. Usually this is a part of the account that gets missed out but as I thought about it, I began to … Continue reading
Pushing through the Pain Barrier
Those of you who know me well will realize that I am far from athletic! I may not have run a marathon but I know that in order to complete one that you have to persevere and to push through … Continue reading
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Is Jesus more like a Lion or a Lamb?
As I drove along I was reflecting on how I had just been called an angry and aggressive person. I was praying about what had happened (don’t worry, I had my eyes open) and then the song ‘He’s coming on … Continue reading