After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples, who were locked away in a safe house because they feared the wrath of the religious leaders. Thomas, one of the disciples, was not with them when Jesus came. ‘The other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So Thomas said to them, “Unless I … Continue reading Blessed beyond belief
Early Sunday morning, the women went to the tomb, taking with them the aromatic spices they had prepared. They discovered that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but on going inside, the body of the Lord Jesus was not to be found. While they were still puzzling over this, two men suddenly … Continue reading Are you looking for the living Lord?
When Jesus died on the cross, "there were many women watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for His needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons,” (Matthew 27: 55-56 NIV). “Now, there was a man named Joseph, a … Continue reading From a distance
"And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him …. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do,” (Luke 23: 33-34 NKJV). The week which had begun with the crowds shouting Hosanna was coming to an end with the brutal death of Christ on … Continue reading The most famous last words
The Passover meal was in progress. “Jesus got up, took off His outer clothing and wrapped a towel around His waist. Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to Him, “Lord, … Continue reading Unless you are washed
The Passover celebration was a festival which drew worshippers from across the ancient Roman Empire to Jerusalem. “Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip … Continue reading We would like to see Jesus
Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany to a dinner given in His honour at the home of His friend Lazarus. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took a bottle of expensive perfume, poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her … Continue reading Extravagant worship