Dear Church Family: I greet you in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is hard to believe that we have not met as a church family since March. We praise God for the souls saved, lives that have been changed, and for the spiritual victories that God has given us. God has been faithful! As your Pastor, I thank you for remaini...

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Resurrection Sunday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 28:1–20, Mark 16:1–8, Luke 24:1–53, John 20:1–21:25.) Early Sunday morning, some of Jesus’s friends set out for his grave to anoint the body of their friend and teacher. When they arrive, however, they are greeted by what one Gospel writer c...

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Saturday—The Forgotten Day (For a full account of the events of this day as found in the Gospels, see Matthew 27:62–66.) Less is written about the Saturday following Jesus’s crucifixion than any other in the scope of this week. Yet what makes it unique is that this is the only full day in history where the body of Christ l...

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Good Friday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 27:1–61, Mark 15:1–47, Luke 23:1–56, John 18:28–19:42.) On Thursday night in Gethsemane, Jesus was arrested—betrayed by one of his disciples and abandoned by the others. The chief priests and the Sanhedrin called for secret trials in the dead of nig...

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Thursday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12–72, Luke 22:7–71, John 13:1–18:27.) The Thursday prior to Jesus’s crucifixion fills many pages in Scripture. It begins with John and Peter securing the upper room. There, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet, explaining he is there t...

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Wednesday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 26:6–16, Mark 14:3–11, Luke 22:3–6.) The past several days have been a rush of tension and anger for Jesus’s opponents—and of unflinching resolve for Jesus. Words have been his currency, and he’s spent piles of them. But on the Wednesday before his ...

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Tuesday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 21:23–26:5, Mark 11:27–14:2, Luke 20:1–22:2, John 12:37–50.) If Monday’s arrival in the temple was an all-inclusive, living parable of cleansing God’s house, Tuesday’s entrance is a direct, verbal confrontation with the appointed leadership. After J...

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Monday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 21:12–22, Mark 11:12–19, Luke 19:45–48.) If Jerusalem was a beehive, with his triumphal entry Jesus had hit it with a stick. You could hear the buzz grow as the anger within got organized. His kingly arrival was a strong declaration about his authority over ...

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As we enter Holy Week—that sacred span from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday—here is a day-by-day breakdown of what Scripture tells us happened on each day. Use this guide to lead you through Scripture reading this week. Palm Sunday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 21:1–11, Mark 11:1–11, Luke 19:28...

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Do NOT worry about anything but in everything through prayer and supplication make your requests known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.-Philippians 4:6-7 There are passages in the Bible which require serious meditation and contemplation. There are als...

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