Ultimate Expression of Love

Christ demonstrated the ultimate expression of love for us. 33 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. 34 Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 35 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and … Continue reading Ultimate Expression of Love

Behold the Lamb of God

29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God

How Many Kings

Luke describes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. The attitude of the crowd on Sunday is quite different from what it will be on Friday. Jesus is greeted with praise and honor. On Friday, the cheers have turned to jeers and cursing.  As I was reading through Luke I am reminded that none of this took Jesus … Continue reading How Many Kings

Holy Week — Monday

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 (NLT) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VPzjLFwzes And Can It … Continue reading Holy Week — Monday

Holy Week Theme: Love with No End

For me Holy Week is a time of reflection. For the past several weeks I've been struck by the depth of God's love. Love motivated God to create a plan for my redemption. Love was the reason he sent His only son to take my place. Love was why Christ willingly laid down His life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjhOHs5CdkYContinue reading Holy Week Theme: Love with No End

Advent: Joy

Advent is about the coming of Christ. The coming of Immanuel - God with Us.  Because of Immanuel God with us: We have hope. We have hope because of despite what junk is in our past through Christ we can have a future. We have hope that no matter what is happening now we have … Continue reading Advent: Joy

Advent: Love

At the heart of Advent is a radical revolutionary demonstration of God's love for us. God created us for a relationship with him. Unfortunately, human reasoning and pride got in the way and derailed God's plan. In His  great love and mercy God relentlessly sought out his people who repeatedly rebelled and turned away.  God … Continue reading Advent: Love