Today many Christians in the world look back to the events of the last few hours of Jesus' life on earth. Today many will think about the trumped up charges and illegal trial he faced. Today many will remember with sorrow that they like Peter sometimes deny the Christ. Today many will shed tears as … Continue reading Reflections
Before we journey into Mark's account of the life of Jesus today. Before we take our walk, I must warn you. The events we are about to encounter are painful. They are painful to Jesus in so many ways. They are painful to his disciples and apostles. These events may even cause you pain. Today … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 15
Jack Norris is a college student studying to become a preacher. For fans of Star Wars, Jack is my "padawan" and for fans of Indiana Jones he is my "Short-round." I appreciate the young man that he is as I have watched him grow and mature over the last 15 years. Enjoy and learn from … Continue reading Guest Writer – Turning the World Upside Down
Reaching into the archives I found the following post from October 28, 2009 - Have I been blogging for over three years? A Phrase that Turns My Attention. In the context of Matthew 26, the Chief priests plot against Jesus as to how they might trap and destroy Him. Meanwhile, Jesus is at the former … Continue reading A Turning Phrase
This week in our reading as a congregation we are reading the last five chapters of Matthew. The last three chapters are Matthew's record of the last few hours of Jesus's life. In these last hours, Jesus reveals to the disciples that the end is near. The elders of the Jews step up their plot … Continue reading Reflection
I love the Lord. By the Lord, I mean my Lord and Savior, Jesus who is the Christ, the Messiah (God's Anointed). Why? What would cause such enamor? I Love Him because every time that Roman scourge tore His flesh leaving lacerations, they were not rightfully His, but He took them for me. I Love Him because … Continue reading Why I Love the Lord
The following poem is from the pen of John Newton. This old hymn appears in many older hymnals with various tunes. The words are among my favorite and were on my mind as I drove toward my study this morning. Take time to read them and reflect on their meaning. - Scott I saw One … Continue reading Oh, Can it Be?
This morning as I review material for tonight's Bible Class on the Agony and Glory of the Cross, I am again cut deep to the heart as I realize the immense suffering Jesus, the Christ, our Savior went through to provide that salvation. I spent time looking at the typical nature of a Roman scourging and I … Continue reading Why Did He Allow That?
A great sermon starter.Have a great week!Scott