Defining and Distinguishing Resurrection

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  Is a Resurrection really all that different from being resuscitated, reincarnated, revived, or recovered?  You bet it is!  It’s been a week since Easter.  Is your life any different?  Or nothing more […]

April 24, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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What It Means to Be Resurrected

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  The Bible has some clear instruction about that topic in 1 Corinthians 15 which we will explore in detail over the coming days.  It serves Christians well to consider What It Means […]

April 18, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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He is Risen! Easter 2017

Why do Christians care about the empty tomb?  Why was it important for Easter morning to acknowledge that He is Risen? Jesus wasn’t vaporized out of Pilate’s interrogation or away from the crowd’s shouts of “Crucify Him!”  He didn’t disappear (poof!) off the Cross into heaven on Good Friday or get beamed up like a […]

April 15, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Holy Saturday, Holy Silence (Lent 40, 2017)

It’s the final day of Lent, often called Holy Saturday, and our Lent devotional series Light: There’s Nothing Like It is drawing to a close.  The true Light upon the earth was extinguished in Jesus’ death.  There is nothing but darkness and silence almost as if people consider Saturday just a filler in Holy Week.  […]

April 14, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Good Friday, Black Friday (Lent 39, 2017) 

I always find myself wondering if anyone watching the events unfolding as Jesus was betrayed and scourged and crucified…”Didn’t anyone have a conscience to bother them about what was happening?”  It was a black Friday for the conscience, a Good Friday for what Jesus did with it.  He paid it all. In the world of […]

April 13, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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A Dark, Dark Thursday (Lent 38, 2017)

It’s Maundy Thursday.  In the progression of the final week of Jesus’ life, it’s getting dark, really dark.  He knows He’s nearing the end of His earthly ministry so He observes His final Passover with His beloved disciples, one of whom will betray Him.  Jesus takes the bread and the cup and transforms the Passover […]

April 12, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Fight the Fight of Cleansing Light (Lent 37, 2017)

Parents hate it when their kids fight.  Unless that parent is our Father in heaven and the fight is the good fight of the faith, embracing His cleansing Light.  Fighting that fight is good because perseverance in our good confession brings glory to God. 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take […]

April 11, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Light of The Day (Lent 36, 2017)

The end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it is a concept we’ve probably known since Noah survived the Flood.  Having witnessed the end of the world as he knew it, it wouldn’t surprise him to see it happen again.  After all, it’s easier to believe something so horrible happening a second time than to imagine it ever happening for the first […]

April 10, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Fruit of Light, Not Fruit Lite (Lent 35, 2017)

Have you ever bought canned Lite fruit at the grocery store?  Sometimes, it’s real fruit packaged with fruit juices and no added sugar.  Sometimes it’s real fruit packaged with an artificial sweetener.  It’s pretending to be healthful when really, it’s not the real thing.  The Christian life can be the same way.  Real fruit and […]

April 9, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Palm Sunday 2017

Matthew 21:1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone […]

April 8, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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