Category Archives: Jesus

Psalm 1

I’m beginning a new blog series today, simply working my way through the Psalms. I invite you to join me in reading one Psalm each day for the next 150 days. Who knows how richly God will bless us through … Continue reading

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Ecce Homo

Lately I’ve been captivated by Antonio Ciseri’s famous Ecce Homo (“Behold the Man”) painting. I’ve recently changed my screen saver to this stirring image.

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Wineskins Magazine: Balancing Grace and Truth

I recently wrote an article for Wineskins magazine entitled “Balancing Grace and Truth.” Here is a link to the article if you’d like to check it out.

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 4

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. Mark 16:1 Sabbath restrictions officially ended on Saturday evening around 6pm — technically it was after … Continue reading

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 3

Because Jesus died on the day of Preparation, some of His followers had to hustle to bury Him before the Sabbath began. His body was turned over to Joseph of Arimathaea, a wealthy disciple who arranged for Jesus to be … Continue reading

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 2

The Gospel writers make it very clear: Jesus died when He gave up His spirit. He was unjustly tried and beaten, as we discussed last week; but He died in the precise manner and at the precise moment that aligned … Continue reading

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 1

Police officers in Oregon recently responded after a woman reported that a burglar was locked in her bathroom. She had come home and heard some strange sounds coming from her bathroom. As she cautiously approached the bathroom, she could see … Continue reading

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The Best Part of My Easter

The best part of my Easter was receiving this handwritten note from my five-year-old friend Kaylee. Kaylee loves Jesus and she loves her church and she couldn’t wait to give me this note. I love it!

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A New Day: The Suffering Servant, Part 5

While hanging on the cross, fully naked, Jesus was mocked by people heading into the city — for the site of the crucifixion was beside a main road leading into Jerusalem. The chief priests, scribes, the Roman soldiers, His fellow … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Suffering Servant, Part 4

Pilate then had Jesus flogged. The Jews had exact rules regarding this form of punishment. According to Deuteronomy 25, no one could be lashed more than forty times. So they typically flogged people up to 39 times. But Jesus was … Continue reading

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