Holy Week

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Take Up Your Cross


In Mark 8:34 Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers, let them take up their cross, deny themselves and follow me.” What does that mean? Rev Jim Kok says, “We take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus when we set aside our fears, business, agendas, claims of inadequacy, and other excuses […]

The Crooked Crook on Good Friday


He was a bad guy. That crooked crook, hanging on a cross next to Jesus was a real bad guy. As Max Lucado writes in his book, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior , “If anyone was ever worthless, this one was. If any man ever deserved dying, this man probably did. If any fellow […]

Honoring Jesus


Palm Sunday is the day we remember the “triumphal entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem, exactly one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1-11). “A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.”  Why did they spread their cloaks and put psalm branches […]

Be a Giver and Receiver


On the Thursday of Holy Week, Jesus had a final dinner with his disciples.  It was then that Jesus tied a towel around his waist, took a bowl of water and knelt to wash the feet of his friends. When Jesus came to Peter, Peter said, “No way, Lord. You shall never wash my feet.”  […]