the tomb was sealed

Saturday -- Popular World View ...On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Luke 23:55b The Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) begins at nightfall on the day our calendar designates as Friday. But that's not really as simple as it sounds. The twilight period, from sunset (shkiah) until three stars are visible in the sky … Continue reading the tomb was sealed

John 3:16

Thursday -- All For Love Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 The time was the Jewish feast of Passover, but the Hebrew calendar … Continue reading John 3:16

strangers cannot

Wednesday -- Betrayal Four years have passed since I decided to study the Biblical accounts of Christ's final week on earth for myself.  I have to say, my understanding has been re-shaped. And, even after revisiting the study every Easter since then, I've barely scratched the surface! In Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as “Spy … Continue reading strangers cannot

six days before

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. John 12:1 Picture it if you can. The place — Jerusalem. The time — close to the turn of the millennium. The cultural and political climate is chaotic. The collapse of the world’s greatest social power is … Continue reading six days before