Gospel: Cross and Resurrection (Mark 15 & 16)

A lot can happen in a week.[1] On Saturday Jesus is at Bethany. Mary breaks an expensive jar of perfume and anoints Jesus’ body. On Sunday Jesus arrives in Jerusalem. Crowds praise and sing “Hosanna” On Monday Jesus enters the temple and drives people out for making it a den of robbers and not a…

Upsidedown Living: Death (1 Thess 4:13-14)

–          Simple words have significant meaning – movement (influence) Sunshine Ice Cream Pizza Chocolate Vacation Pay Day Hello I love you Divorce Cancer Death  These words are simple yet they move us toward significant meaning and memories. Words carry a weight of influence upon us; they direct us toward what to believe and how to…

encouragement from the cross

1 Thessalonians 4:18 “Therefore encourage each other with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Paul wanted the Thessalonian believers to be encouraged and built up from the gospel. It is the gospel that saves and sanctifies believers. Therefore, it is…