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…

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

He felt the sand of a dusty road, the growl of a hungry stomach, and the soft fibers a warm blanket. He heard the phrase, “I love you son,” as his mom embraced his shoulders. He tasted the soft bread as he conversed with good…

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

(Inside: Do you live like the spiritually wealthy child of God you are?)   Hetty Green died $3 billion dollars rich, but refused to pay for her son to seek medical attention – so his leg was amputated.   Can you even imagine being that…

It’s the Dawn of a New Day!

It’s the Dawn of a New Day!

It’s the dawn of a new day! Jesus has risen! Hallelujah! His sacrifice freed us from the bondage of sin. Thank you, God! His resurrection broke death’s hold on us. Amen and Amen! Because he has risen, we also will be raised. Now this is…

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Followers Essena O’Neil,  an Australian teenager who’d risen to Instagram stardom with over a half a million followers, suddenly quit Instagram. Completely shut down her page. And she made headlines. She shocked the world because everyone knows how hard it is to gain followers like…