remember what He said

Sunday — He is Risen! After the sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. […]

the tomb was sealed

Saturday — Popular World View …On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Luke 23:55b The Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) begins at nightfall on the day our calendar designates as Friday. But that’s not really as simple as it sounds. The twilight period, from sunset (shkiah) until three stars are visible in the sky […]

it’s only the beginning

Friday — Good and Black Christian tradition says Christ spent most of Friday on a Roman cross, juxtaposed between two thieves, completing God’s plan for reconciling his fallen creation (man) to himself. Hollywood and the History Channel take great pleasure in depicting the horror of Christ’s final hours. With the special effects possible in today’s world […]

John 3:16

Thursday — All For Love Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 The time was the Jewish feast of Passover, but the Hebrew calendar […]

strangers cannot

Wednesday — Betrayal Four years have passed since I decided to study the Biblical accounts of Christ’s final week on earth for myself.  I have to say, my understanding has been re-shaped. And, even after revisiting the study every Easter since then, I’ve barely scratched the surface! In Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as “Spy […]

enough is enough

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23 Tuesday–And Finally, In Closing In the morning… I’m going to take the […]

we can only imagine

After the Triumphal Entry Scripture tells us when Jesus came into town, the first place he went was the Temple; a place he had visited often and knew well. Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the […]

six days before

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz’arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. John 12:1 Picture it if you can. The place — Jerusalem. The time — close to the turn of the millennium. The cultural and political climate is chaotic. The collapse of the world’s greatest social power is […]