Of Pentecost…

That which Jesus said would occur is occurring; the Holy Spirit has arrived coming upon the disciples baptizing them with the presence of the Spirit.  The disciples have done that which Jesus had instructed them to do; they remained in Jerusalem and waited.  They...

Of the Ascension of Christ…

Luke begins the Book of Acts with something that should have been preceded by a spoiler alert; Jesus will be taken up into heaven.  Jesus will ascend bodily from the grounded earth into the heavens above. Literarily, the Ascension serves as a doorway moving readers...

Of the Resurrection…

Jesus Christ is risen today, alleluia! Sin is defeated. Death has been swallowed.  Our God has won the victory. Today, may your weeping be turned into laughter, your mourning into dancing.  Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Peace +++...

Of the Silence on Holy Saturday…

There is one scriptural account of what happened on Holy Saturday and you can read that in Matthew 27:62-66 Matthew 27:62-66 Common English Bible (CEB) Guard at the tomb 62 The next day, which was the day after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees...

Of the Sorrow and Grief of Good Friday…

On Good Friday we remember Christ’s suffering death… In the church we often say to one another, “may the peace of Christ be with you.”  Good Friday is a day in which there is no peace.  There is only Christ’s death, our sin, and the pain,...