He Still Saves

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” One of the criminals who hungContinue reading “He Still Saves”

From Setback to Comeback

For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. (2 Corinthians 13:4 ESV) Even the mighty Son of God experienced weakness while here on earth. Hanging on the cross, Jesus was too helpless to fight back shame…insult…suffering…death… Everyone watching couldn’t help but note how the One who saved others, couldn’t save HimselfContinue reading “From Setback to Comeback”

Do You Need a Resurrection?

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.Continue reading “Do You Need a Resurrection?”

Roll With It

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples mayContinue reading “Roll With It”

The Borrowed Tomb

As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he hadContinue reading “The Borrowed Tomb”

Offline for Five Months

When the course of his priestly assignment was completed, he went back home. It wasn’t long before his wife, Elizabeth, conceived. She went off by herself for five months, relishing her pregnancy. “So, this is how God acts to remedy my unfortunate condition!” she said. (Luke 1:24-25 MSG) In our social media driven world, we’reContinue reading “Offline for Five Months”

We’re in This Together

How good and pleasant it is    when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1 NIV) There’s a saying that came to define our common situation during the pandemic: “We’re in this together.” It’s human nature to find comfort in unity. Knowing that we’re not alone does make us feel a little better. But there’s also powerContinue reading “We’re in This Together”

For the Love of Marriage

By Janina Jolag A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV) My heart began to beat faster as I realized what was happening. A beautiful ring sat in a brown box, as my soon-to-be husband asked me to become his wife. I couldn’t stop smiling. He took out the ring, and withContinue reading “For the Love of Marriage”