New Creation and Resurrection

The disciples gradually saw the resurrection for what it really was, the start of the prophesied new creation.  Something earth-shaking had happened that changed their worldview.  They were the Continue reading

A New Kind of Body

“While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before Continue reading

The New-Creation Body

"’See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet” Continue reading

The Risen Christ and Our Pain

Remember the walk to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)!  He comes near to us to walk our grief road and we do not know it is He.  He is witness to our sad conversation.  He is made known to us when He explains Continue reading

News from the Tomb!

Something unbelievable has happened!  The tomb of the “King of the Jews” is empty.  Jesus has been seen alive!  Evil and unjust political powers did not have the last word!  Evil is turned on its Continue reading

Messiah’s Kingdom

The Kingdom of God is not about taking but giving.  It is not about climbing higher than your neighbor; it is about descending lower.  It not about being served but serving.  It is not about exalted Continue reading

Let the Nails Hold You

Jesus let the nails hold Him to the cross.  He submitted to their power.  He accepted their pain.  He forgave the driver of the nails which fastened Him to the wooden beams.  It is not easy to hold Continue reading

Grace, the Cross and Upper Room

He received us by grace on the cross and opened the way for us to receive His Spirit by the gift of the same grace.  He died for us and came to live in us.  Bow at the foot of the cross and take it Continue reading

The Humble God

The God who is great became little. The One who is everything became unknown. The One who is Holy made Himself of no reputation. The God who fills all things filled the Virgin’s womb. The Continue reading

There Were Three Crosses

The rebel’s cross. The Redeemer’s cross.  The redeemed’s cross. Two common criminals.  One Uncommon Man. Two sinful men.  One without sin. Two deserved death.  The Innocent One did not Continue reading