April 17 (Easter Sunday): Why Do You Look For the Living Among the Dead?
Jesus isn’t just a historical figure to learn about but a person we can know.
April 16 (Holy Saturday): Jesus Was Dead
Holy Saturday is that moment when our faith is tested and we discover where we have placed our hope: in the changing circumstances of life or in the Word of God.
April 15 (Good Friday): It is Finished
Here’s the good news: because Jesus’ work is finished we can finally rest from the task of earning God’s love.
April 14 (Maundy Thursday): He Washed Their Feet
Jesus showed by his example something he had taught before: “The greatest among you must be a servant” (Mt. 23:11 NLT).
April 13 (Holy Wednesday): Not My Will
We will always face the temptation to advance our own agenda, but Jesus showed us a different way: the way of surrender.
April 12 (Holy Tuesday): Mountains and Fig Trees
Just as Jesus made the unfruitful fig tree wither, he gave us the authority to remove every unfruitful thing from our lives.
April 11 (Holy Monday): A Den Of Thieves
If we’re not careful, we can begin to see other people as opportunities to advance our own agenda instead of precious individuals that God has placed in our life to serve.
April 10 (Palm Sunday): The Stones Will Cry Out
Without a doubt, Jesus receives (and will receive) praise. The question is: will you join the heavenly chorus?
April 9 (Lent, Day 39): May the Lord Bless You
The end goal of our pilgrimage is to bless the Lord. To praise his name. The amazing, wonderful, unexpected thing is this: he also blesses us.
April 8 (Lent, Day 38): Come, Bless the Lord
Psalm 134, the final Psalm of Ascent, describes what we do when we arrive at our destination.
April 7 (Lent, Day 37): Like Dew On Dry Ground
Never forget the value of healthy community. Spiritually speaking, we need it to survive.
April 6 (Lent, Day 36): When Brothers Dwell in Unity
When different members of God’s family live in unity, we are preparing the way for God’s presence to dwell among us.
April 5 (Lent, Day 35): A Blessed Place
These verses describe the city of Zion (ancient Jerusalem), the destination of the pilgrim road. It is a blessed place. And there is one key factor that differentiates it from any other location on earth: it is God’s “resting place”: where he sits enthroned.
April 4 (Lent, Day 34): We Wait, and We Hope
Like the ancient pilgrims who sang these verses, we are also waiting to see God’s kingdom come. And so we wait. And we hope. And in the often confusing in-between we live lives that bring God’s kingdom to this earth as it is in heaven.
April 3 (Lent, Day 33): Those Who Prepared the Way
It is good to take a moment and thank God for all those who made it possible for us to worship God.