Arise

Our time here on earth is not everything. What we do here is only the prequel. It is less than the opening line in the amazing, wonderful, adventure filled story that is our life.

Twisted Logic

When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” “Take him yourselves and crucify him,” Pilate said. “I find him not guilty.” The Jewish leaders replied, “By our law he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God.” (John 19:6-7) Read: 2 Corinthians 2:5 – 6:13…

Rise

Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” (John 11:23-24) Read: Jeremiah 8:4 – 11:23 Relate: Martha was clearly not on the same page as Jesus. I wonder how often we do this. Jesus was talking about right now. Martha was thinking about…

John 5:8 (Rise)

Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8) Read: 1 Samuel 1:9 – 4:11 Relate: I’ve been mentally going through a list of people Jesus healed in the gospel. One after another it seems there is a common thread. Each and every time, the person being healed, or the one interceding for the healing,…