Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bear fruit

John 15:1-8 Fruit is actually a plant’s excess. It is the overflow of the life that a plant has taken into itself. The more life that a plant takes into itself, the more fruit it produces. Branches don’t have to … Continue reading

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Sharing the peace

John 20:19-23 In hours and days after Jesus’ crucifixion, those who followed him were lost for words. How could it happen that Jesus was crucified? It didn’t make any sense that a man hailed as king one day, would be … Continue reading

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The Emmaus Road

Luke 24:13-35 The road to Emmaus, as traveled by two disciples, was one of abandoned hope and broken hearts. Early in the week they greeted Jesus as their king. Days later, Jesus was crucified. Instead of their King’s triumph, they … Continue reading

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Darkness overcome – He is risen!

John 20:1-18 “Early in the morning while it was still dark.” That is when Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb. It is likely she had no idea what she would do when she got there. The great stone would … Continue reading

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Silence

Matthew 27:57-66 The day after we remember the crucifixion of Jesus the church remains silent. There is no business to conduct. There is no proclamation other than “Jesus died.” Silence is perhaps the only way we can respond to such … Continue reading

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Forsaken

Mark 15:20-39 Jesus let out a loud cry. After speaking words of forsakenness from Psalm 22, Jesus cried out and took in his last breath. With the exhale came his cry, a cry of relief, an exclamation of deliverance. Finally, … Continue reading

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The upper room

John 13:1-38, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 If we were in the upper room the night Jesus was handed over, we would have been in the same boat as the apostles. There is no way they could have imagined the unfolding of … Continue reading

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