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If He Is Risen…Why Are You Dead?

Matthew 28:6  “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Every year about this time, we hear a beautiful Easter message. We listen to the touching Easter songs that are sung, sadly, only at this time of year. If ...

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Walking Through Holy Week with Christ

From one extreme to the other. From lifted up to beaten down. From “Hosanna in the highest” to “Crucify him, crucify him.” These are the highs and lows, the ups and downs, that we witness as we walk through this Holy Week with Christ. It began with Palm Sunday and ...

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“Take this cup from me”–When God Says No

The night before what would become known as Good Friday, Christ was so upset that he sweat blood (Luke 22:44).  He knew what the following day held for him, and that it would start in only a matter of hours when Judas betrayed him with a kiss. And in Christ’s ...

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Tales Surrounding the Tomb

Imagine you are among the multitude gathered around the tomb of Jesus. Sobs fill the air as many mourn the loss of their dearest Friend. Some whisper to others, sharing their memories and their grief. Yes, I’m sure there were many tales surrounding the tomb. Mary, the mother of Jesus ...

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What Does the Cross Mean to You?

During our Good Friday service, my pastor stood at the front of the sanctuary and begged the simple question: What does the cross mean to you? Four people came forward, each from different walks of life, to answer the question. One person spoke about wholeness. Another completion. And yet another ...

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