This week we remember the worst of times: Jesus was crucified for our sins. This week we celebrate the best of times: Jesus defeated death once and for all, rose again, and is waiting for us in heaven.
Lent began this week: a period of time when we remember the events of Jesus life leading up to his horrible death and the glorious day that he defeated death by returning to life. Jesus will be the focus of my blogs all through the Lenten season. something that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable Jesus… Read More
Juxtaposition. the fact of two things being seen or placed closed together with contrasting effect. The juxtaposition of God and humankind: Almighty God who created the universe and created humankind warped by sin. Nothing could seem farther apart, but the beauty of this chapter is how God has brought us so close to Him that… Read More
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5-6, NIV
History is divided between BC and AD. Dates labeled BC (before Christ) take place BEFORE Jesus was born, and those labeled AD come from Latin Anno Domini meaning “In the year of Our Lord.” There is not a zero year, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC. The time has come,” he [Jesus] said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent… Read More
Christmas and Easter—God’s Gift & Our Hope
Would you be willing to die for me? Would I be willing to die for you? Jesus was and did! That’s what makes this Good Friday. Does that mean you won’t die a physical death? No, we are human, and we will all die. But what then? Jesus defeated death. That’s where his death and… Read More