What is Good Friday?

What is Good Friday?

Since churches moved online in 2020, I took advantage of the opportunity to “attend” about 10 different Good Friday services. This was my favorite. Why was it my favorite? Because this service concentrated on telling the story of Good Friday.

Why the Resurrection is Important

Why the Resurrection is Important

On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It matters whether something is real or not. It also matters whether an idea is true or not. The historical fact is Jesus rose from the dead, and it makes a difference that he did. 

Easter: Why have you forsaken me? Mark 15:22-41

Easter: Why have you forsaken me? Mark 15:22-41

After Jesus was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, the soldiers led him to the high priest. Mark is very careful to point out that these two situations — the trial before the Sanhedrin and the denial of Peter — occur side by side. The contrast between these two situations gives us an illustration which is the answer to the question Jesus asks on the cross.

Why do we have four gospels?

Why do we have four gospels?

A good teacher tailors her presentation to her audience. The same is true of the four New Testament gospels. Each gospel writer had a different audience in mind and tailored his presentation of the story to his audience.

Read through the Bible

Read through the Bible

Have you decided to read through the Bible as one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s a great selection of updated plans to help you keep that resolution.

Why Jesus Came

Why Jesus Came

The angel tells Joseph to take Mary as his wife because Mary is about to have a son through the power of the Holy Spirit. Then the angel also tells Joseph something about this son. Who does the angel say this child is?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wishing you an “exceptionally good Christmas” and the true joy of the season that only the peace of God in hearts can bring.

How to have a “Mary” Christmas

How to have a “Mary” Christmas

This December you can have a Mary Christmas or a Martha Christmas. In a Martha Christmas you are so frantic doing good things that you miss the best gift of all. In a Mary Christmas you recognize what is truly important and find the best gift of all.