Acts 4: One Heart and Mind

Acts 4:32-35   The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. There was no […]

He Saw and Believed

We read in John 20:8 how he ran to the tomb and looked in. What did he see? What he didn’t see was Jesus’s body. He saw an empty tomb. He saw and believed.  Jesus is risen – Alleluia! He is risen for you. He overcomes sin and death for you. He opens heaven for […]

The Paradox of Holy Week

Palm Sunday kicks off the great paradox of Holy Week. Can you imagine God, the omniscient, omnipotent Creator of the universe, the source of all we are and all we have  – God! – humbling himself in front of you? But that’s what He did:  He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey instead of a stallion, […]

Suffering Through Lent

Hebrews 5:8  Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered. The Lenten practices of fasting and almsgiving can sometimes be thought forms of suffering. Giving up sweets and social media are hard enough. Fasting from worry and gossip are certainly difficult. Fasting detaches us from our comforts and ourselves. Giving as the […]

What is the Best Gift You Ever Received?

Take a moment to think about the best gift you ever received. Now consider – how does it compare to eternal life? We read in John 3:16,  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” Eternal […]