COMMENTARY This month, we celebrate the greatest love story ever told. One of great sacrifice—the ultimate sacrifice. It’s a radical story of redemption in which we stake our faith: that Jesus gave His life for our sins and died, but rose again!
Holy Week spans from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Do you know what happened on the days leading up to the crucifixion and after? Russ Ramsey, pastor and author, has written a helpful article for The Gospel Coalition titled “Easter Week in Real Time.”
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid […]
Many churches celebrate Palm Sunday, which is always the Sunday before Easter (April 17). Palm Sunday is the first day of the Holy Week and celebrates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem for Passover. Maybe your church has children waving palm branches to help them connect to […]
The example of Lent in the Bible is found in Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV) when Jesus is tested by Satan for 40 days in the wilderness to prepare for his ministry on Earth. Jesus’ temptation narrative is understood by mainline church Christians to represent the Lenten experience […]
The Season of Easter is upon us, and with it, we have the opportunity to open our hearts to become prepared to step into the fullness of what Easter represents. Instead of getting caught up in new Church outfits, big dinners, egg hunts, and bunnies, we have […]
This Wednesday begins the season of Lent—the season of the church year when we prepare for Easter. I thought it might be helpful for me to share the Ash Wednesday songs I picked for our evening service.