Decoding Resurrection Symbols During Easter

The most prominent symbol of Easter is the cross. The Roma cross was a torture device. It was one of the most gruesome and painful means of executing criminals. The cross represents Christ's willing sacrifice and his triumph over sin and death (See Matthew 27:32-56; Mark 15:21-41; Luke 23:26-49; John 18:39-19:37). The empty tomb and … Continue reading Decoding Resurrection Symbols During Easter

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. 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 … Continue reading Palm Sunday

Holy Week 2010: Palm Sunday

Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD. Psalms 118:25-26 NIV Hosanna by Hillsong I see the king of glory Coming on the clouds with fire The whole earth … Continue reading Holy Week 2010: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Reflection

Beginning today through Easter I will post a short scripture passage and video each day. Regular blogging will resume after Easter. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted: "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna[c] in the highest!" Matthew … Continue reading Palm Sunday Reflection

Plam Sunday Reflection

Each Day of Holy Week I will be posting a song and scripture passage. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9 (ESV) We Will Glorify by … Continue reading Plam Sunday Reflection