Storm Clouds Gathering

The next part of the story is never easy to tell. There are storm clouds gathering.  Jesus has been on the road – healing, teaching, listening, preaching – moving. And he has been saying some very disturbing things to his closest, handpicked disciples. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; And the Son of man shall… Continue reading Storm Clouds Gathering

Week 30: Can These Bones Live?

Week 30 Can These Bones Live? Today’s Text: Ezekiel 37-42 Key Text: 37:1 “The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and… Continue reading Week 30: Can These Bones Live?

Imperishable

Key Texts: 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised… Continue reading Imperishable

From Death to Life

Key Text: 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. The Easter season – those weeks following the great celebration – is a wonderful time to reflect on the gift of eternal life that comes by faith… Continue reading From Death to Life

Week 36 Sunday

To the End – and Beyond Today’s scripture selection: John 13-15 Key Verse: John 13:1b      In telling the events surrounding Jesus’ last hours before his crucifixion, John makes this poignant statement: “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” That has always struck me as a particularly… Continue reading Week 36 Sunday

Week 35 Sunday

Not Even Death Today’s scripture selection: John 10-12 Key Verses: John 11:11 Jesus told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” Like so often, Jesus’ followers didn’t understand. They didn’t understand how the events which were unfolding were all part of a great divine plan; they… Continue reading Week 35 Sunday

Week 30 Friday

Dry Bones Today’s scripture selection: Ezekiel 37-42 Key verse: Ezekiel 37:3 Dry; dusty; and very definitely dead – that described the vision of bones that the prophet saw before him. There is nothing quite so final; so void of hope than death – especially when it is graphically represented by not just one or two… Continue reading Week 30 Friday