Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James (and possibly other women) had come to the tomb of their teacher and friend. The earth shook and rumbled with an awesome force. Something great was about to happen. A holy being suddenly appeared. Surprise! This strong and mighty angel was bursting with bright light and illuminated the atmosphere.… Read More Big Easter surprises
Between Friday and Sunday, the world stopped. The earth shook. Thunder and lightening beamed and rumbled across the earth. A people in bewilderment wondered what in the world has just happened? Jesus was hung on the cross and was forced to accept his own death–to be killed. He had once told the leaders of the… Read More On Saturday when the world stopped
What’s good about Good Friday? It commemorates the day when Jesus was crucified on the cross. During the days of the Roman Empire, crucifixion was the method of death penalty. Criminals were flogged and then crucified on a cross. It was a very painful way to die. They would die slowly of asphyxiation. It was… Read More What’s good about Good Friday?
Hallelujah! He is risen! He is risen indeed! On Easter Sunday, we in Christ, will say together “He is risen!” Why do we do this each Easter morning? The witnesses in scripture told the disciples that Jesus is risen from the dead. Matthew 28:6-7 says, “He is not here; he has risen, just as he… Read More Why do we say, “He is Risen”?
If you ever watched a Jesus movie with his crucifixion and noticed a sign above his head says INRI (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum). This means Jesus Nazareth, King of the Jews. Before his execution, Jesus was flogged, which was a customary practice intended to weaken a victim before crucifixion. Crucifixion was an especially painful method… Read More Good Friday – when they crucified our Lord – INRI
The central observance of Holy Thursday is the ritual reenactment of the Last Supper. The holy day falls on the Thursday before Easter and is part of Holy Week. Jesus celebrated the dinner as a Passover feast. The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus shared with his Disciples in Jerusalem. During the meal, Jesus predicted… Read More Wishing those a blessed Holy Thursday
We have good news today. Jesus came out of the empty tomb. He was resurrected in bodily form on the Third Day, and rose to live again in the flesh. He is victorious over death. This is huge. Coronavirus or no coronavirus. If death could not hold Jesus in the tomb, then death will not… Read More Easter Sunday: Jesus rose victorious
Hallelujah! The Lord is Risen! Hallelujah! May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day.May this meal be blessed as we gather to celebrate together.May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of fellowship.May we remember to offer grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us,And… Read More Prayer of Easter, Resurrection Day
Easter comes two days after Good Friday. It is the fulfillment of the prophesied Messiah who was to come. We know the Messiah or Savior as Jesus who resurrected from the dead. Christians commemorate Easter as the most holy day in Christianity. It is the reason believers in Christ Jesus believe in new and eternal… Read More What is Easter?
Jesus’ resurrection happened over 2,000 years ago. Over 500 Christians saw Jesus personally after he resurrected in bodily form. He walked and talked with people right up to the time he ascended into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). We as Christians have a very unique and wonderful story of resurrection. We also have a very unique… Read More What is the origin of Easter