Tag: Jesus


Forming and Growing Us

Read: Galatians 5:16-25 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (vv. 22–23) Kara turned off the TV with a sigh. More news of


Providing for Us

Read: Ephesians 1:3-12 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing. (v. 3) On the other end of


Giving Us the Spirit

Read: John 20:19-23 He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (v. 22) Leaves blew and trees swayed in the brisk wind outside. An abandoned plastic bag


Risen for Us!

Read: Luke 24:1-11 Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. (vv. 5-6) Many years ago, my then toddler asked, “Where is God?”


The Main Event

Read: Matthew 28:1-15 Dead people don’t rise. Jesus’ resurrection is the most consequential event in history. How you respond to it is the most consequential decision of your life. At


When God is Silent

Read: Matthew 27:57-66 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. (v. 61) Sometimes God seems silent. A dream is crushed. A loved one dies. A diagnosis


What the Women Saw

Read: Matthew 27:32-56 There were also many women there, looking on from a distance. (v. 55) I imagine the women “looking on from a distance” (v. 55) with hands covering mouths and


Let Us Keep the Feast

Read: Matthew 26:26-29 Take, eat; this is my body. (v. 26) As a child, I didn’t especially enjoy Communion celebrations. The service grew long, the liturgy went over my head, and


The King is Coming!

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 He will sit on his glorious throne. (v. 31) In Matthew 25, Jesus begins with two parables about the final judgment. In today’s text, he speaks with clarity

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