Tag Archives: Easter

He Came For Life!

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? Why did Jesus come? In his own words (John 10:10), The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. This Easter morning we celebrate life—abundant life—once again. He came …

More Ironies of Easter

They thought they had Jesus figured out, and they also thought they had him under control. Not so: He [Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor] entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you …

Easter Reprise

First posted on February 1, but made for Easter, for He is Risen! Jesus Christ lived on Earth and displayed a life of perfect love, trust, and worship. His example is incomparably great–and it’s unreachable. Part of the validation of the message of Christ is in its unique combination of reality and perfection in the …

The Ironies of Easter

The religious and political leaders thought they had Jesus all figured out. I doubt there’s anything in history or literature to match the irony of that. They expected was the kind of thing they usually saw during a trial and execution: fear, self-protection, defensiveness; or possibly something like guilt, regret, or remorse. They thought they …