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Easter Sunday: He Has Risen Indeed!

Easter Sunday: He Has Risen Indeed!

This week as we celebrate Easter Sunday: He Has Risen Indeed. We first remember the death of Jesus; the three days when Jesus was not alive on this earth. Remember not only the brutal physical sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf, but we also 

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 

20 Easy Ways to Make Christmas Special in Spite of the Pandemic – Family Christmas Activities

20 Easy Ways to Make Christmas Special in Spite of the Pandemic – Family Christmas Activities

(Inside: Family Christmas activities that will help make this holiday special and memorable despite the COVID-19 pandemic.)   Looking for some fun family Christmas activities to make this holiday season with your family special in spite of the pandemic? COVID 19 cases are soaring across 

Uncertain Times: Will You Stay Faithful to God?

Uncertain Times: Will You Stay Faithful to God?

[Uncertain times and the difficulties we are right now living in – how do we stay faithful in these strange and uncertain times?]   This has been a year of unexpected and unprecedented challenges for us all – for our whole country – for the