Resurrection Power

The Risen Christ Jesus said, “I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Revelation 1:17-18 In most artistic renditions, Jesus appears to be a gentle man. But that isn’t the Jesus the apostle John saw …

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Praise the Eternal Three in One Gabriel said, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you [Mary], and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35 James Montgomery was a Scotsman who devoted most of his adult life to the publication of a newspaper …

How Great Our Joy

Tidings of Great Joy I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10 (KJV) “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,” the angel told the shepherds on the …

Anna

Choose to Spread Hope and Joy She never left the temple but worshipped night and day, fasting and praying. Luke 2:37 Life didn’t work out as Anna hoped. Like most other Jewish women, she probably dreamed of marriage to a devout Jewish man, followed by the birth of several sons. But after seven years of marriage, she became a widow, …

Words That Will Last Forever

“It is Finished” Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.” Luke 18:31 Easter is over, and yet we can still learn about what happened over two thousand years ago. For example, have you ever wondered why Jesus …

Good Friday

At What Cost? He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. 1 Peter 2:24 Three hundred years before Mel Gibson produced The Passion of the Christ, Isaac Watts wrote the lyrics of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” The third stanza, in particular, graphically portrays the …