“because he was teaching his followers. He said to them, “The Son of Man will be handed over to people, and they will kill him. After three days, he will rise from the dead.”” Mark 9:31 NCV “Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb while it was still … Continue reading Where is He?
Let's go back 200 years to the days when street lights were lit by men carrying a long stick with a wick. The lamps were gas and each evening these gas lighters went through the streets lighting the torches to these gas lights. Can you imagine what our lives would be like today had Thomas … Continue reading Illuminations
Cleopas and his friend left Jerusalem. For them it was a city filled with sorrow. Everywhere they went there were memories of Jesus. They had planned to celebrate Passover with Him, but now the empty cross stood in the shadows of their memories. The gruesome execution tool of the Roman government lined the roads leading … Continue reading Emmaus – the road of escape
His promises were becoming like the thread of old unraveling garments. Jesus had been dead and buried for three days now. His followers were either in hiding or they were getting the heck out of Dodge. Jesus had warned them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They … Continue reading God’s Word opens up the curtain of unbelief
"While the women were on the way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, "You are to say, 'His disciples … Continue reading The Cover Up
Mary had her moment. She stuck around after Peter and John returned home. "Then the followers went back home But Mary stood outside the tomb, crying." John 20:10-11 At one point, on one certain day, Jesus had entered Mary's life. He had driven out seven demons and had restored her to sanity. "and also some … Continue reading When He said her name
"Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. These she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away … Continue reading Checking it out
"But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the … Continue reading As He said
I call Saturday of Passion Week a "sandwich day." It's squeezed in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It's the "in between day." On Friday all their hopes were dashed. Their Messiah died, they buried Him, and with His burial, they buried all His promises. Again we read these last chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke, … Continue reading Who will roll away the stone?