Contributed on Apr 26, 2011
To speak of the Paradoxes of the Passion is to disclose the very center of that which is the object of our faith. Paradoxes of the Passion call us to look past the shallowness of man & see the Crucifixion of Christ from God's perspective. For the death
MARK 15:21-32 PARADOXES OF THE PASSION As a Christian reads this text we can't help but be confronted with Paradoxes of the Passion. A paradox defines a statement which superficially seem to be contradictory, impossible, even absurd, yet beyond the superficial is in reality true. A paradox ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2012
What is the result of this resurrection? What difference does it make to us? The "new birth" results in a living hope. This living hope is based on the living resurrected Christ.
1 PETER 1: 3-6 [-9] A HOPE THAT NEVER DIES [ Mark 16:1-8 ] This morning we gather much earlier than usual to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was nearly 2000 years ago, that Jesus rose from the dead. It was almost 2000 years ago the ladies arrived very ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2013
At the moment of the Messiah’s death, God provided three miraculous signs. Matthew alone records all the supernatural events that accompany Jesus’ death. He aslo tells us of some of the people who witness the event & how some of them were affected.
MATTHEW 27:  51-56 WITNESSED SIGNS After Jesus dies the oppressive darkness over the earth is lifted. Everyone knew something significant had happened. The substitutionary death of Jesus brings light (salvation) to a world lost in sin and darkness, that is, to all those who accept ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
Jesus, the Passover Lamb, heads into Jerusalem, where He initiates a massive public demonstration as He offers Himself to be King of Israel. This event is the inauguration of the Prince of Peace as King of kings.
MATTHEW 21: 1-11 [Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-42; John 12:12-14] THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY [Psalm 24:7–10] During Passover time, Jerusalem was crowded with visitors. Every Jewish adult from a twenty mile radius was obligated to attend the celebrations, and this number was added to by many, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2014
Having heard & observed, these Gentiles were attracted or drawn to Jesus & they wanted to believe in Him, they wanted to "know" Him. Jesus therefore challenges them & us - to die that we might live
JOHN 12: 20-26 SIR, WE WOULD SEE JESUS [Mark 8:34-38 / Colossians 3:1-3] Jesus public ministry was coming to a close and a variety of things were unfolding. Jesus had just entered into Jerusalem to the shouts and praises of the huge crowds [2-2 ½ million] ...read more