An Empty Grave

It’s a glorious day! Enjoy the account of the empty grave in Luke 24:1-12 (NLT). God reserved the discovery of the resurrection for women. 1But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. I […]

What is so special about Easter?

As we spend the next week getting ready for Easter, let’s remember why Easter is so special. If Jesus hadn’t risen from the dead… We would not know that life after death was possible. Jesus certainly told people about the promise of eternal life, but without the resurrection, He would not have demonstrated He had […]

The second criminal

The Easter message I attended focused on the criminals crucified alongside Jesus. Consider the scene. Three men are hanging on crosses. All of them gasping for air as they face imminent death. Jesus is in the middle literally dying for the sins of the criminals on either side Him. One of the criminals who were […]

Impossible to keep Him down. Heaven is happening.

Can we be certain that God’s promise of heaven after this brief life is real? Yes. God’s victory over death was proven today when God rose Jesus from the dead. But God raised him up and put an end to suffering of death, since it was impossible for him to be held by it, Acts […]

Silent Saturday

This is the story of Easter weekend: This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was […]

A bad Friday is a Good Friday

Jesus is falsely accused. Then the whole council rose and led Jesus away to Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding payment of taxes to Caesar, and proclaiming Himself to be Christ, a King.” Jesus answers a question honestly. So Pilate asked Him, “Are You the […]

Easter Morning Resurrections

How is the resurrection of Jesus Christ different from other resurrections? I had so much fun looking up other resurrections from the dead that occurred in the Bible in preparation for this year’s Easter post. Enjoy them with me before we conclude with the answer to the all important question at the top of this […]

Saturday’s Scattered Graves

Where was Jesus on this Saturday between Friday and Sunday? This year I have been on a purposeful search to find the answer. I was surprised to learn that just like many struggle to fully explain Christ’s cry on the cross on Good Friday discussed yesterday (HERE), Bible scholars also disagree about where Jesus was […]

Good Friday

This post is published at 3:00 in the afternoon on Good Friday EST because the Bible says: About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). (Matthew 27:46) I have been planning on writing about Christ’s cry […]