Category Archives: Easter

“Knowing Him” Easter Devotional Begins This Sunday

Our Lent devotionals have been underway for several weeks now (perhaps you’ve signed up for one of them!), and we hope they’re helping you keep focused on Jesus as Easter approaches. If you didn’t catch those devotionals when they launched … Continue reading

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Do the Biblical Accounts of Easter Contradict Each Other?

Is the Bible full of contradictions? At some point every Bible reader, whether they’re a skeptic or a believer, must come to terms with perceived differences and contradictions in the Bible text. And these questions naturally assume a particular urgency … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Lent?

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent! In many Christian traditions, Ash Wednesday is a day of reflection and repentance. You might even see a few people tomorrow with the symbol of the cross drawn on their foreheads in … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Lent: Our Easter Devotions Are Here

Lent is coming! The season of Lent—the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday—begins next week on Ash Wednesday, March 5. Christians around the world, from many different theological traditions, observe Lent in a variety of ways. Some commit to daily … Continue reading

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Go and Make Disciples: Remembering Jesus’ Ascension

Today is Ascension Day! Join us in celebrating the final scene of Jesus’ ministry on earth: his ascension to heaven. Continue reading

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The Fools and Villains of Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the bleakest moment in the Gospel story. Have you read the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution? Do you know why it’s relevant to us today? Continue reading

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What is “Maundy Thursday”?

What is the significance of Maundy Thursday? Pastor Mel Lawrenz explains. Continue reading

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The “Who, What, Where, and When” of Holy Week

This single week of time is the busiest, most dramatic, and most documented period of Jesus’ life on Earth… but there’s so much going on (documented across four different Gospel sources) that it can be confusing to track all of the people, factions, and events in the story. Here’s a chart to help keep track of the many different elements of the Easter story. Continue reading

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Lent Reflection: The Sting of Death

Nobody thinks of Lent as a cheery part of the church calendar. Yes, there is joy to be found in the expectation of Jesus’ eventual resurrection on Easter—but there is much darkness to travel through first. There are the grim … Continue reading

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Lent Reflection: God Spoke All These Words

Whether your Lent thus far has been quiet or hectic, let’s take a few minutes to consider the main reason for Easter in the first place: God’s Law… or more specifically, our inability to obey it without God’s help. Continue reading

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