Jesus Was Dead and Buried

Jesus Was Dead and Buried

After Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says, As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the...
What Did Jesus Suffer? And Why?

What Did Jesus Suffer? And Why?

About seven hundred years before Jesus died on the cross, Isaiah wrote about the event in extraordinary detail… Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm? My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green...
Sermon Notes: How to Prepare for the Darkest Days of Your Life

Sermon Notes: How to Prepare for the Darkest Days of Your Life

Get an Email Reminder Each Week! Donate to This Ministry On the night Jesus would be arrested, he took his disciples to an upper room to celebrate Passover with them and to prepare them for his death, even though they still didn’t understand the full purpose of...
5 Reasons to Make Easter Sunday a Really Big Deal

5 Reasons to Make Easter Sunday a Really Big Deal

Jesus rose from the dead. Nobody else has ever done that. At least, not without Jesus’ help. And Jesus’ resurrection has changed the world. It has changed history. It has changed me, and millions of others. It’s a big deal. If you’re a pastor...

SINCE Jesus Christ Rose from the Dead…

When I was a kid, I heard the gospel and believed it. I didn’t fully understand it, but I believed it. I can remember attending our annual Easter Sunday sunrise service at the foot of the hill that hosted the headstones of our little country church’s...

Leading In the Afterglow of a Big Sunday

I was humbled by the words scribbled on the back of a communication card this past Sunday: This was my first time to church. I have struggled most of my life and just find myself in the worst situations. Listening to your sermon gave me a lot to think about and I am...
Approaching Easter Sunday As a Pastor

Approaching Easter Sunday As a Pastor

Easter Sunday is special. In spite of the competition from little furry bunnies who deliver colored eggs and sugar-induced hyperactive episodes among children, it’s still a holiday that is fairly “religious.” That is to say, Jesus still gets a fair...

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