The cross changes everything, but only because there was also a resurrection. On the cross, Jesus paid the price of sin; at the resurrection, He claimed the victory over sin and death.
“The king is dead. Long live the king.” -The pronouncement made at the death of a monarch. When a monarch dies the people rightfully proclaim: “The king is dead. Long live the king.” The two statements go together by commemorating the death of the king while also acknowledging the importance, and the beginning, of the new monarch. Together the two … Read More
Good Friday marks the end of Jesus’ ministry
Today is Yom Kippur, the day (beginning last night at sun down) observant Jews fast and pray, in remembrance and recollection of Israel’s history.* Though the calendar is littered with opportunities to seek pardon of sin and offence, the Jews, including their places of religious rituals and their priesthood, set aside one day to cover all manner of sins (see … Read More
In that sense, Easter is the greatest joke in history – not because it isn’t an authentic historical event, but because it caught everyone by surprise. The resurrection of Jesus was the surprise ending of Holy Week – the unexpected twist that caught everyone off guard.