Good Friday | Holy Week

Good Friday by Rex Wiseley Matthew 27:1-61, Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53:1-7 But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 Have you ever known a word to be used to describe something which doesn’t seem to fit? You…

Thursday | Holy Week

The Last Supper & In The Garden by Joy Hulsey John 16:16-24, John 16:32-33, Matthew 26:17-75, Psalm 41:7-13, Zechariah 13:7 Before he died, Jesus served his disciples the Last Supper. Today, we remember the Last Supper and Jesus’ sacrifice for us with communion. Jesus was celebrating Passover, a Jewish celebration of God saving his people,…

Wednesday | Holy Week

Jesus & The Sanhedrin by Tiffany Bullington Matthew 26: 14-16, Mark 14:3-11, Luke 22:3-6, Zechariah 11:12-13 What a beautiful, gut-wrenching day. The day before Jesus’ last gathering with His friends, He goes to a dinner party. Mary, Jesus’ dear friend Lazarus’ sister, pours out a fortune onto the feet of Jesus–anointing Him with precious perfume…

Tuesday | Holy Week

Jesus & The Sanhedrin by Jason Bowen Mark 11:27-33, Matthew 21:23-22:39, Luke 21:1-22:2, Daniel 7:13-14  “Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death” Matthew 26:57–63  In a lot of ways Jesus can be seen as the victim of what all is taking…

Monday | Holy Week

Jesus In The Temple by Ian Larson Matthew 21:12-22, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48, Isaiah 56:1-8, Jeremiah 7:11 He entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (Mark 11:15)  This…

Palm Sunday | Holy Week

Walk Through Jerusalem by Nathanael Schanie Luke 19:28-44, Matthew 21:6-9, Mark 11:1-10, Zechariah 9:9, Psalm 118:25-29  Hosanna! Hosanna to the Lord, the Son of David! See that YAHWEH is doing a new thing, and His salvation comes on the back of a donkey! In peace you came to us. In grace, You approached the cross.…

December 25: Galatians 4:4-7

By George Dillard Read today’s scripture: Galatians 4:4-7 Why now? I am sure many people have uttered those words at multiple times in their lives. I have often wondered if there was anyone in Jerusalem who uttered those words when it became apparent why the Magi had come. Many people may not associate this passage…

December 24: John 1:1-8

By Tiffany Bullington Read today’s scripture: John 1:1-8 This is one of my absolute favorite passages to read during the Advent season. It’s not a flowery birth narrative, like we assume will be read on Christmas Eve, full of names and places that dutifully retells the story of Christ’s birth. John penned this passage to…

December 22: Luke 1:57-66

By Alexis Coelho Read today’s scripture: Luke 1:57-66 God is moving and shaking things up, and I love it! Elizabeth, who is way past the child bearing age has a baby boy. Then she breaks all tradition and gives him a name that is not a family name. These seem like small insignificant things, but…