He’s Alive!

Easter Sunday I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES! Readings: • Mark 16:1–8 • John 20 Holy Week begins and ends with celebration. From the quiet of death, Jesus powerfully awakened the righteous men and women who were with Him awaiting the arrival of the Messiah. His tomb was forced open by the power of God, He emerged from […]

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Where was Jesus when He Died?

Saturday UNSEEN BUT STILL SAVING! Readings: • Psalm 22 Friday afternoon, Jesus “died and was buried.” He remained in His tomb in Jerusalem from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. However, during this time, Jesus was not idle. He entered into the realm of the dead and joined the righteous who were “resting” in a place of […]

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The First Good Friday

Good Friday THE FINAL MOMENTS Readings: • Mark 14:32–15:47 Today Christians throughout the world remember Jesus’ death. Jesus was arrested late Thursday night and remained in custody until Friday morning. Then on Friday afternoon, after His trial, He was crucified. Before sundown, He was removed from the cross and buried in the tomb of a man […]

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What’s Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday IN THE UPPER ROOM Readings: • Mark 14:12–31 • John 13:1–20 Today, Christians throughout the world gather to tell the story of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet and the story of His final meal, the Lord’s Supper, in a private room in Jerusalem. Some ancient churches begin a worship service this night and remain in […]

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Jesus and Faithfulness

Wednesday THE ESSENCE OF FAITHFULNESS Readings: • Mark 12:28–34• Matthew 25:31–46 During this week, Jesus taught for hours inside the Temple. He was both confrontational (with the Temple leaders) and compassionate (with the crowds). His desire was to show average people what it meant to love God. When a teacher asked Him what was most important, He […]

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Friends in Bethany

Tuesday FRIENDS IN BETHANY Readings: • Mark 14:1–9 • John 12:1–8 The remarkable thing about this little village just over the hill from Jerusalem, is that it offered a welcoming home to Jesus during this entire week. Bethany was the village of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. We can assume all their extended families lived there as well. […]

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Jesus’ Complaint…

Monday JESUS’ COMPLAINT AT THE TEMPLE Readings: • Mark 11:15–33 • Matthew 21:33–46 When Jesus was in Jerusalem this week, it’s clear He was unhappy with what He saw in the Temple. This was God’s House, but He was not pleased with what it had become. The temple had evolved into a commercial enterprise with rules that […]

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The Kings Entrance

Palm Sunday THE WAY A KING SHOULD MAKE AN ENTRANCE! Readings: •Mark 11:1–11 •Matthew 21:1–11 Jesus traveled south from Galilee to Jerusalem and stayed among friends in the village of Bethany, just a short walk from Jerusalem. On this day (Sunday), He entered the city “in triumph” riding a donkey and listening to the cheers […]

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Passion Week Fast 2016

How to Fast:  As you prepare to fast, it is important to choose a fasting plan that works for you. This section provides some general information about different types of fasts as well as some suggestions on how to create your own fasting plan. It is important to mention that there is nothing more inherently […]

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