The Arrest and Trial of the King

During this Lenten season, we have been reading through the Gospel of John together. I hope this Challenge has been a blessing to you. As we begin...

Take the Challenge to Read Through John This Lenten Season

So many people “give up” things for Lent: sweets, sodas, favorite TV shows. How about “taking on” something new this year? ...

The Lenten Challenge Begins Soon; Are You Ready to Read Through John?

I hope you’re planning to join me in reading through the Gospel of John during the Lenten season this year. We’ll get started on Ash...

The Lenten Challenge: Read and Study the Gospel of John

Last week I issued the Lenten Challenge. I hope you’ll join me this year for a 40-day read-through of the Gospel of John. Lent begins in a few...

Take the Lenten Challenge: Read and Study John This Lent

It’s the first full week of 2016—a fresh start to a new year. ...

The Words After That

In my last few posts, I’ve written about some of Jesus’ last words as he died on the cross. After Jesus spoke his final word, he breathed his...

“It Is Finished”

The Gospels of Matthew and Mark tell us that, as he breathed his last, Jesus cried out with a loud voice. Yet neither records what he said. John’s...

The Promise of Jesus’ Words, “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise”

Jesus’ response to the dying criminal’s plea for mercy, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” in Luke 23, speaks to us about heaven and...

“I Thirst”: More Here Than Meets The Eye

Among the seven last statements of Jesus recorded in the gospels is one that, at first glance, seems almost insignificant. Shortly before his death...

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

In my last post, we looked at one of the last of Jesus’ seven statements. Today, we look at the one statement that is, for many, the most moving,...

“Father, Forgive Them …”

I have been with dozens of people as they were approaching death. A person’s dying words sometimes simply express his or her needs: “Could you...

A Crucified King

On Fridays during this season of Lent, I'm posting readings from The Way and its companion devotional. Today's post is an excerpt from The Way:...

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