Posts with the tag “easter-2020”
Holy Week: Day 8
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 12th, 2020
Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. (Mark 16:1) These three women went to the tomb on the first day of the week (Sunday) to see Jesus and to anoint Him with spices.When they arrived, they saw that the large stone was not covering the tomb. 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back-it was very large. 5 And ...
Holy Week: Day 7
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 11th, 2020
Joseph brought a long sheet of linen cloth. Then he took Jesus' body down from the cross, wrapped it in the cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone in front of the entrance. The word ‘story’ is mentioned only two times in the Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 13:22 and 24:27 (KJV). Under Hebrew, “story” means “an investigation.” This remind me of Acts ...
Holy Week: Day 6
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 10th, 2020
The complete story of Jesus must include his brutal death.Death isn't easy under the best circumstances.Death becomes even more grievous when it is unexpected or unjust.Can you imagine what Jesus' mom was feeling when she witnessed her son’s execution?Did she think back to his arrival - that time that she “treasured up and pondered in her heart” the miracle of His birth? Did she remember escaping ...
Holy Week: Day 5
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 9th, 2020
Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Jesus was going to the garden in Gethsemane with Peter James and John. Hewent by himself to pray. He didn’t fold his hands or drop to his knees. He fell tothe ground face do...
Holy Week: Day 4
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 8th, 2020
Once you’ve known me for a little while, you’ll probably figure out that speaking publicly is a challenge for me. Singing and reading scripture is fine because I’m just speaking someone else’s words, but I always relate the most to Moses and his insistence that maybe Aaron or some other leader could do a better job of speaking to Pharaoh than he ever could. But like Moses and like this woman in Be...
Holy Week: Day 2
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 6th, 2020
When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people buying and selling animals for sacrifices. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves, and he stopped everyone from using the Temple as a marketplace. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,’ but y...
Holy Week: Day 1
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 5th, 2020
Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!”“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”“Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Hosanna, God Save Us! The King is Arriving! Do you remember arrivals in your life that you wouldn’t ...
Holy Week Preview
by Elizabeth Whipps on April 4th, 2020
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, be encouraged as you journey with Jesus from His reception fit for a king through His trial, death, and resurrection....