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A Dark Day in Heaven and Earth: The Death and Burial of Jesus

A Dark Day in Heaven and Earth: The Death and Burial of Jesus

“Then they led him away to be crucified…” Matthew 27:31 A Look at Crucifixion Crucifixion was a well known and brutal form of public execution. It was not a quick death. Sometimes death didn’t take them for two or three days.   Condemned prisoners were…

The Road to the Cross: Jesus’ Last Days

The Road to the Cross: Jesus’ Last Days

This week, we will follow Jesus through the final events in his life. It’s a very heavy week. Jesus is betrayed by a friend, abandoned by those who promised to be most loyal to him, disowned by his closest follower, arrested, beaten, and mocked. The…

Letting Go of Control: Jesus Prays in the Garden

Letting Go of Control: Jesus Prays in the Garden

Letting go of control and submitting to the will of God, even in the best of times is difficult for most of us to do. Even when we know in our hearts that God’s ways are always best, our fears and emotions get the best…

One Last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover

One Last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover

[Inside – “One last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover”. #3 in our series “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”.] It’s the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Jesus has one last meal with his disciples. This last…

Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed

Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed

[Inside: Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed / Week 2 of  “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”] What, in your life would you describe as extravagant? What item or activity or behavior? Go ahead… I’ll give you a minute. Having…

Not Your Average King: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

Not Your Average King: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

[Inside: Not Your Average King. Week 1 of our series, “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”] For three years, Jesus trudged the dusty desert countryside. As he moved from town to town, he healed the sick, drove out demons…

How God Responds to Your Fear: A Study of Scripture

How God Responds to Your Fear: A Study of Scripture

Help me not to fear. How can I remove my fear? If these are your prayers, walk with me through a brief look at examples of people in the Bible who were afraid and how God responds to their fears. Do not fear – let’s learn how.

4 Steps to Take When You’re Afraid (How to Deal with Fear)

4 Steps to Take When You’re Afraid (How to Deal with Fear)

How to deal with fear. Steps to take when you’re afraid that will help you overcome your fears

Find Your Word for the Year

Find Your Word for the Year

[Inside: Find your Word of the Year] My word of the year is REDEEM. Redeem  From the latin word redimere meaning, to buy back. Definition: compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something). gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment. fulfill…