Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

Mount of Olives - 1Looking up the present-day Mount of Olives.

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9

Passover was just six days away. Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with a year’s wages worth of spikenard and wiped His feet with her hair. The room filled with a beautiful fragrance, and He told the room full of friends that Mary had just anointed Him for burial. John 12:3

The next day, Jesus looked down from the Mount of Olives onto Jerusalem. Lambs were being led down the Mount of Olives to the temple for inspection and later for sacrificing on Passover.  Continue reading Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

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Six days before Jesus’ last Passover, Lazarus, Martha, and Mary enjoyed a dinner with Jesus in Bethany. Imagine Jesus’ thoughts as He sat with Lazarus.

Lazarus, a beloved friend.

Lazarus, the one who became sick and died.

Lazarus, the dead man Jesus called to walk out of the tomb (John 11).

Lazarus, the brother who is celebrating life with the One Who will give life eternal.   Continue reading Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

5 Reasons to Cling to God’s Word

Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
Psalm 119:89-91

Sixty-six books, 40 authors, yet God-breathed, 2 Timothy 3:16,

The Bible reveals a love so deep men and women cannot grasp its totality. We watch this love unfold as God breathes into Adam and gives him life. We see God walking with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in the cool of the day – the way it was meant to be. We frown as Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit and hide from God. We marvel when God promises One who will pay the price for their sin and the sins of future generations, so that their relationship will be restored with God. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Cling to God’s Word

7 Reasons This Friday Is Good

Jesus beaten. Jesus nailed. Jesus suffering. Jesus forgiving. Jesus saving. Jesus providing. Jesus forsaken. Jesus thirsty. Jesus paid. Jesus died. Jesus pierced. Jesus entombed.

Good Friday.

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