Well our Easter Person this week is the Mary – the Mother of Jesus. For protestants and especially evangelicals Mary can be a prickly nettle to grasp, so often tainted in our eyes by the vague suspicions that some Christian traditions may almost treat her as an idol before God, we tend to shy away… Continue reading Easter People: Mary Mother of Jesus
John 20:1-10 They went home. Does that strike you as odd? What would you do at such a discovery? You’d think they’d have gone running into the streets screaming and shouting about it. You’d think, like Mary they’d have been desperate to tell someone of their discovery. The thing is – suddenly everything had changed.… Continue reading #EverythingChanges
What would you say to someone who offered to pay off your debts, your loans or credit card bills or even your mortgage? No catch, no ulterior motive just an offer simply to pay off everything you owe and free you from the constraints and ties of owing something to others? Most of us I… Continue reading My debt to pay
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?– which means, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? When some of those standing there heard this, they said, He’s calling Elijah. Immediately one… Continue reading Good Friday Blues
I am just back from the Church’s Passover Meal and Maundy Thursday Communion. It has put me in a reflective mood. These three days represent the most serious and significant in the whole of history. Words cannot describe the utter loss and desperation that go with Good Friday. That is until we remember Easter Day.
Someone posted this recently: The Facebook Passion It really is incredible. If you know who the author is let me know so I can credit them.
Well, to paraphrase Slade” It’s HOLY WEEK! This is one of those times of the Church Calendar that I always find myself wishing I had made more of, but which always actually catches me by surprise and unprepared. According to the Wiki: However, most Protestants conduct more informal celebrations of Holy Week, usually including sermons… Continue reading Holy Week 1: Palm Sunday