I am posting this just a few hours before the start of the great redemption drama most often called ‘Easter’. Just after 6 pm on a Thursday evening close to 2,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ met with His disciples to celebrate Passover with them for the last time. About 15 hours later,
Does our general lack of awareness of Ascension Day mean that the Ascension is relatively unimportant? Or does it indicate our lack of appreciation of just how important it actually is? The early creedal hymn of 1 Timothy 3:16 places the Ascension on the same level of importance as the Incarnation and the Resurrection:
I had the privilege of preaching at our local church on Resurrection Sunday and I picked up on the victorious aspect of the Cross and the empty tomb. It is quite easy to miss this aspect when we read the Gospel accounts but not when we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
A woman clothed with the Sun, an enormous red dragon and a victorious male child, equals an Easter Victory. Chapter Twelve of the book of Revelation starts Part Four which, like the other parts of the book, covers the full period between the first and second coming of Jesus. At a cursory read, it
. As I write this post, Easter weekend is in just a few days’ time and I am busy preparing for a simple Passover re-creation we are doing on Thursday night. I don’t like the word ‘Easter’ at all as it evokes pagan images of bunnies and hot-cross buns and tends to
I love Resurrection Sunday. For me it is the highlight of the Church year. Friday is a solemn time of remembering what Jesus achieved for us on the cross of Calvary. However, Sunday is a time of great rejoicing as we acknowledge that He is alive and that we too have eternal life. The