Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane. Consider His distress on the night before His crucifixion--what is included in this? What can we learn from Jesus' prayer? How can we become more watchful? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22971338
You may recall that on Easter evening, Jesus’ apostles were behind locked doors for fear of the Jews and Jesus came to them and said, “Peace to you.” Jesus’ proclamation of peace to them is important for at least three reasons. First, they were afraid of how Jesus might respond to their abandoning Him; what … Continue reading Breath giving, breath taking!
This passage describes Thursday of Holy Week, including Jesus' institution of the Lord's Supper. How does this compare with the accounts from the other Gospel narratives? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22954868
The Holy Week account continues, with Jesus being anointed by the sinful woman. How do we honor God? What was the turning point during Holy Week? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22924010
What does Jesus have to say about the last day that differs from today's popular understanding of "Judgment Day"? What is the difference in attitude of the sheep versus the goats? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22886378
“He is RISEN!” Response: “He is RISEN, indeed!” This prompt and response is common at Easter, but the text for chapel on Easter Tuesday at CUI, John 20:1-9, suggests a different exchange. The passage records Mary, Peter, and John visiting the empty tomb but no appearance of Jesus Himself. According to the text, “He is … Continue reading He is . . . missing?!?
Jesus tells the parable of the talents. What difference does it make when we live a life of discovery for how God has designed us versus trying to make our own way? What does burying one's talents look like? How do we see God's economy in this parable? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22860722
Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish virgins. What points of this parable are often overlooked? What is the nature of the foolishness of five of the virgins? What do the lamp and oil represent? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22791359
How can we best be watchful for end times and our own end? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22776572
This is “Holy Week,” the days between Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and His resurrection on Easter. The substitutionary life of Jesus means that His arrest and condemnation should have been ours. So this week seems like a good time to ponder Jesus’ imperative to first take the log our of our own … Continue reading Holy Week