Scripture Reading for Today: John 20:1-9 (read it here) Reflect I always assumed that the angels moved the stone so Jesus could come out of the tomb.  But think about it: He who conquered death itself could certainly move a rock without the help of an angel. For whom, then,Continue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 3:19; 4:6 (read it here) Reflect On Holy Saturday, Christians remember that while his dead body was lying in a tomb, Jesus’ soul “descended into the dead,” as the Apostle’s Creed says.  It’s traditionally known as the “harrowing of hell,” when Jesus announced salvation to allContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 18:1 – 19:42 (read it here) Reflect I know it is hard to understand, but today we believe in faith that God didn’t send Jesus into the world because we loved him.  Jesus didn’t climb Calvary because we were good.   He loves us firstContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: : John 13:1-15 (read it here) Reflect Every time we listen to the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, we are also filled with sadness because we come face to face with the tragic fact that Jesus’ example and words have fallen on deaf ears. Continue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 26:14-25 (read it here) Reflect For a pittance Judas betrayed his Teacher and Master.   He knew the special places and times when the Lord gathered with his disciples.  Judas used that information to hand Jesus over.  Judas betrayed his other apostle friends who hadContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 13:21-33, 36-38 (read it here) Reflect The Jews did not sit at table; they reclined.  The table was a low solid block, with couches around it.  It was shaped like a U and the place of the host was in the center.  Each person reclinedContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 12:1-11 (read it here) Reflect It was during dinner that Mary’s heart overflowed with love.  She had a pound of very precious spikenard ointment, and with this expensive perfume she anointed Jesus’ feet. The use of unguents was very common among first-century Jews, especially onContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 (read it here) Reflect This week we sit by Jesus’ side as he shares his last meal with his friends.  We kneel with Jesus and pray on the Mount of Olives while his followers sleep. We go willingly with him as heContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: John 11:45-56 (read it here) Reflect The resurrection of Lazarus made Jesus popular, but the religious authorities argued that if he was allowed to continue unchecked, the people would follow him in ever larger numbers, and the Romans would become alarmed and descend powerfully, taking awayContinue Reading