Monthly archives:September 2011

  • Jesus is crucified Friday, on a cross and buried by Joseph of Arimathaea (Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:45-46; Luke 23:50-53 and John 19:38). All four Gospel writers agree that it is Joseph of Arimathaea who buries Jesus. We have no doubt that Jesus is in the grave, but what is he doing? Is he resti... [read more]
  • We Christians are bless. There is no beginning or end to the blessings that belongs to us because we belong to God, having made Christ our Savior and Lord. One of the most awesome blessings that belong to us is belonging to God, both in life and in death. In the book of Romans, Chapter 14, verse... [read more]
  • Everybody know that Peter denies Jesus three times before the crock crows. Peter denies Jesus with his words, but unlike Peter, we moderns deny Jesus with our actions. Unlike Peter, we would never deny Jesus with our words, because we have no Roman soldiers to fear. This is not first century Pal... [read more]
  • But if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but to some extent-not to exaggerate it- to all of you. This punishment by the majority is enough for such a person; so now instead you should forgive and console him, so that he may not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I urge you ... [read more]
  • The scribes and Pharisees have left Jerusalem to follow Jesus. No, not to gain spiritual insight but rather to observe him for the purpose of gathering information to be used against him. Why? They are jealous of his popularity! He is stealing their thunder, and eventually they will lose their s... [read more]