Editor’s Note: Today is Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday), the day Jesus celebrated the Passover, the Last Supper with His disciples. The derivation of the word Maundy comes from the Latin word “command” and refers to what Jesus called us to do when He washed the feet of His disciples — love and serve one … More MOTIVATE ME: He Knew All This Would Happen: The Journey to the Cross
“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also” (1 Corinthians 6:14 NIV). Millions and millions of Christians around the world celebrate Easter every year. But for far too many of us the story has become boring and rote. We have the basic facts down. Jesus was arrested. … More MOTIVATE ME: God’s Easter Promise for You
“He will send down help from heaven to save me because of his love” (Psalm 57:3a TLB). There’s a myth that says you’ve got to clean up your act before you can come to God: “I’ve got to get it all together. There are a few things I’ve got to get right in my life … More MOTIVATE ME: Come As You Are This Easter
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21 NIV) Every person who reads this will face tragedy at some point in your life. You’ll have loss — major loss — in your life. None of us can escape tragedy. … More POWER THOUGHTS: Reach Out and Reach Up in Suffering
“That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all — was put to death and then made alive — to bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18 MSG). Easter celebrates an event that proved Jesus was who he claimed to be. He … More POWER THOUGHTS: Jesus Died of a Broken Heart
“But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’” (Mark 14:61 NIV) What’s so important about Easter? It’s important because it proved that Jesus was who he claimed to be. He was God in the flesh, and he came to … More POWER THOUGHTS: Why Didn’t Jesus Defend Himself?