Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday, April 12 Matthew’s telling of resurrection morning is probably my favorite of the Gospel accounts of the first Easter. The entire Matthean narrative, from a who’s who of Jewish ancestry in chapter one to those dramatic moments with the angel descending...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday, April 11 I am taken by the different responses of those in power to the death of Jesus. In these few verses we see two very dissimilar reactions to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. In verses 57-61 we learn of Joseph of Arimathea. This is the only time in...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday, April 10 Jesus died. The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death make no effort to paper over the reality of Jesus’ death. He did not merely “pass away” or “pass on” or “transition.” He died. Not only did Jesus die, but he suffered death by execution in a public,...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Holy Thursday Devotion – Stand Up!

Maundy Thursday, April 9 Human dignity is at the center of today’s passage. In it the author of the gospel according to Mathew narrates the way in which the political and religious Empires collectively attempt to rip away Jesus’ very human dignity. The Roman soldiers...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Lenten Devotion – Trust in God’s Love

Holy Wednesday, April 8 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper on the Wednesday before his death. While there with his disciples, a woman named Mary anointed Jesus’ head and feet with a costly oil of spikenard. The disciples were upset because they...