Easter Sunday devotional 3.27.16

Read:  John 20:1-21 The news was too good to be true—such joy after such despair!  The women learned of it first:  The tomb was empty.  When Peter and John investigated, the burial cloth was folded neatly, ruling out grave robbery.  Then Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, who bubbled over with her report.  The disciples still Read More…

Daily Lenten devotional 3.26.16

Read:  John 19:38-42 Nicodemus wasn’t an average Pharisee.  He loved the laws of God, and enjoyed power and wealth like the others.  But he had questions the laws couldn’t answer.  He went to Jesus under the cover of night.  He was the first person to hear the most famous of Jesus’ sayings, John 3:16.  Nicodemus Read More…

Good Friday devotional 3.25.16

Read:  Matthew 27:46 This cry of Jesus has long resonated with me:  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Jesus had never been separated from his Father.  In taking sin’s curse upon himself on the cross, Jesus had to accept that terrible punishment.  His cry resonates with me as a child of divorce Read More…

Daily Lenten devotional 3.24.16

Read:  Matthew 26:20-25 Judas had arranged a plan with the Pharisees.  The plan would go into action in a few hours.  His heart beat rapidly, but he kept his gaze low at the table so no one would suspect a change.  But he nearly choked on his food when Jesus brought it up, saying one Read More…

Daily Lenten devotional 3.23.16

Read:  Matthew 26:14-16 Judas Iscariot remembered the day Jesus called him.  He gave up everything to follow this Rabbi, who told the disciples he was the Messiah.  How privileged Judas thought he would be among the Messiah’s inner circle.  The Messiah had been promised long ago to deliver God’s people.  Judas longed to be part of Read More…