Archive for March 2018

The Hope of His Resurrection

Mark 16: 1-7 Rom 6:3-11 / Psa 118 He has risen . . . (Mark16:6) Empty tomb’s no cause for sorrow, All creation, stop and listen: Hope and joy will come tomorrow, When our Lord Jesus has risen! When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so […]

Why This Day is Called ‘Good Friday’

John 18:1—19:42 Isa 52:13—53:12/Psa 31/Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9 “It is finished.” (John 19:30) Good Friday, what does it really mean? Simply that today we’ve been redeemed, His precious blood shed for mankind’s sin, Washed away our guilt and made us clean. Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, […]

The Cleansing

John 13: 1-15 Ex 12:1-8,11-14 /1Cor 11:23-26/ Psa 116 . . . . you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:15) An act that seems so undignified Can bring about reconciliation, Nothing can counter the sin of pride […]

Testing and Betrayal

Matthew 26: 14-25 Isa 50: 4-9a / Psa 69 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. (Isaiah 50: 6-7) Lord, we trust that […]

Prudence and Perseverance

John 13:21-33,36-38 Is 49:1-6/Ps 71:1-6,15,17 Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me. (John 13:21) In every sin Christ we betray, But His grace keeps us from despair; Just persevere, and do not stray, Our hope is in God’s loving care. After He had said this, Jesus was troubled in […]

The Extravagant Love of Mary

John 12: 1-11 Isa 42:1-7 / Ps 27:1-3,13-14 You will always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me. (John 12:8) True Love can bear life’s losses and pain, It can endure all tears and sorrow; For we have hope in a greater gain: God’s promise of bliss in the morrow. […]