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Making an Authentic Maundy Thursday Today

Making an Authentic Maundy Thursday Today

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey is right: “Life is too short, so let’s do everything we can today to help people now.” This principle applies especially to Christians, for we are called to follow the example of the One who gave his life to help all of humanity.

Is the Government Violating Religious Freedom by Restricting Church Services? A Holy Wednesday Invitation to Solitude

Is the Government Violating Religious Freedom by Restricting Church Services? A Holy Wednesday Invitation to Solitude

Some claim that governmental restrictions on worship services are an infringement of religious liberty and a violation of the separation of church and state. Others disagree, noting that such prohibitions do not single out religious gatherings but include all events at which people could become infected with coronavirus. Still, others claim that church services should be classified as “essential” functions and allowed to continue under social distancing guidelines.

A Holy Tuesday Invitation to Risk-Taking Faith that Changes Eternity

A Holy Tuesday Invitation to Risk-Taking Faith that Changes Eternity

When we are focused fully on the Son and visible to others, we will reflect the light of his love to our dark world. And just as the moonscape is clearer to us as it draws nearer to us, the closer we are to others, the more they will see Jesus’ light in us.

A Holy Monday Invitation to the Cleansing Power of Jesus

A Holy Monday Invitation to the Cleansing Power of Jesus

Our Lord entered Jerusalem triumphantly on Palm Sunday (Mark 11:1-10), then spent the night in Bethany (vv. 11–12). On Holy Monday, he cursed a barren fig tree as a symbol of the “fruitless” nation of Israel (vv. 12–14; cf. Jeremiah 8:13; Micah 7:1). He next drove moneychangers from the temple (Mark 11:15-18).

The Holy Week - What Is the Significance of the 8 Days of Easter?

The Holy Week - What Is the Significance of the 8 Days of Easter?

Holy Week spans from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Do you know what happened on the days leading up to the crucifixion and after? Russ Ramsey, pastor and author, has written a helpful article for The Gospel Coalition titled “Easter Week in Real Time.”

When we celebrate Christmas there is a merrier tone, but when we celebrate Easter (though we should be glad in our hearts) there should be a more serious tone. We need to understand the cost of our happiness and the great sacrifice that made it possible.

Following is the Holy Week, the eight days of Easter, explained in more detail. This will hopefully help your observance of Easter be more meaningful this year.

Get your FREE 8-Day Prayer and Scripture Guide - Praying Through the Holy Week HERE. Print your own copy for a beautiful daily devotional leading up to Easter.

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But What Happened at the Beginning of Holy Week?

But What Happened at the Beginning of Holy Week?
Most Christians approach the holiday focused solely on Christ’s death and resurrection. This isn’t a bad thing, but what about the days before his crucifixion?

Maundy Thursday and the Cure for Loneliness

Maundy Thursday and the Cure for Loneliness
Mother Teresa once observed that "in the developing world there is an epidemic of poverty, in the West an epidemic of loneliness." How is Maundy Thursday relevant to loneliness?