The risen Lord was about to be revealed, first to Mary, then to the women who had come to complete his burial, and finally to the disciples and all those in his inner circle of on hundred and twenty devoted supporters and friends.
Gospel of John: Three Prophecies Fulfilled
As soon as the pilgrims streaming into Jerusalem from Bethany saw Jesus on the colt, they began to throw down their cloaks, cut palm branches and sing Hosanna--on purpose! They knew what they were doing.
Gospel of John: Background Stories
Before entering into the events of Passion Week, it seemed good to gather the backstories that were in play during those fateful seven days. I promised to give four stories that would provide foundational understanding for what happened. Yesterday was the first story, Story #1, A Lamb. Today are two more stories, and tomorrow will come the last story.
A Liminal Space
This is the full Easter Sunday message for New Hope Chapel, delivered livestream April 12, 2020
Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed
Of the volumes of written material still around from that time period, no one, not even Josephus, tried to refute the eye-witness accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. The best they could come up with was to call it magic.