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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
When God says Tune in Next Week
Thomas couldn’t believe what he was hearing, the other disciples were saying that Jesus was alive but how could that be? Thomas listened to them and then he famously replied: “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Bible, Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, trust Tagged cliffhangers, do you hate waiting?, doubt, doubting God's promises?, doubting thomas, easter week explained, God is not a vending machine, God says wait, growing in faith, holy week explained, honest thomas, Jesus is alive, let go and let God, let God be God, loyal thomas, thomas let us die with him, thomas the apostle, trust God, trust in God, trusting even when things go wrong, wait, why is he called doubting thomas 1 Comment
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
Posted in acceptance, Easter week explained, Faith, God is with us, Holy week, Holy week explained, Jesus Tagged Caravaggio, cleopas, Easter, Easter Saturday, Easter sunday, easter week explained, God is with us, God wants to talk with us, God with us, holy week explained, I am with you always, Luke 24, road to Emmaus, Supper at Emmaus 1 Comment
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
Posted in Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week, Holy week explained, Jesus, Relationship with God Tagged a dark place, despair, Don't forget in the Dark what you have seen in the Light!, Easter, Easter Saturday, easter week explained, holy week explained, the darkness can never extinguish the light, The light shines the brightest in the darkest places 1 Comment
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
Posted in Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week, Holy week explained, perseverance Tagged don't give up, Easter, easter week explained, fix your eyes on Jesus, God restores, Hebrews 12 1-3, holy week explained, perseverance, Pharisees question Jesus, religious leaders question Jesus, restoration, throwing off sin 1 Comment
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
Is Jesus Angry with Your Church?
So, is Jesus angry with your church? Now I know this seems like a strange question, after all many people say that Jesus is gentle, meek and mild, so it must be true? After Jesus entered Jerusalem, he went to … Continue reading
Posted in Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week, Holy week explained, justice Tagged access to God, cleansing of the temple, Easter, easter week explained, God cares for the poor, God hates injustice, holy week explained, jesus is not meek and mild, jesus was not gentle meek and mild, justice, poor 2 Comments
Would we like Jesus to give us what we Want or what we Need?
Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the crowd cried out for him to save them. They were expecting salvation from Roman occupation but Jesus had a different agenda. A few days later many of these same people would have been in … Continue reading
Posted in Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week, Holy week explained Tagged Crucifixion, Easter, easter week explained, God doesn't exist to serve my needs, God is not a vending machine, Good Friday, holy week explained, Palm Sunday, surrender to God, what is Palm sunday all about?, why did Jesus die? 2 Comments