Author Archives: Johnese

Death Vanquished; Life Reigns

…Then bursting forth in glorious Day Up from the grave He rose again * Death could not hold Jesus Christ. He pushed through the boundaries of the tomb and broke the dominion of death. He defeated Satan and rendered him … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting – Holy Week, Day 7 There in the ground His body lay Light of the world by darkness slain…* The followers of Jesus watched as Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus made haste to bury Jesus before the setting sun … Continue reading

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It Was the Lord’s Will

A choking grief blanketed Jesus friends as the savagery of Good Friday, Day 6 of Holy Week, finally ended with the light of day darkened into night. The unimaginable had taken them. They couldn’t block out the brutal images of … Continue reading

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Submitting to the Father’s Plan

Wednesday, Day 4 Silence Scripture records nothing on Day 4 of Holy Week. The day ends with a night of rest, the last Jesus would have before he died. By the time I am writing tonight, Jesus would have already … Continue reading

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God’s Kingdom First

Seek first God’s kingdom… Jesus (Matt 6:33) Recalling of the events of Holy Week requires eight of Matthew’s twenty eight chapters. Four and a half (Luke 21 -25) of those eight chapters cover the events of Tuesday, Day Three. As … Continue reading

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Getting it Right

Of first importance… Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes him to the Temple. In dramatic style, he sets the tone for the week. The coming days will be filled with passion and drama as Jesus takes on the Jewish establishment … Continue reading

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Remembering Palm Sunday

Today we remember Palm Sunday, named thus because those who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem just prior to his crucifixion greeted him with loud shouts of praise, spreading garments and palm branches before him as he rode into the city on … Continue reading

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Panic or Peace

When the ground shifts and the wind swirls the sand at our feet, sick only the house on a firm foundation escapes destruction. When the house shudders in the raging storm, ambulance the foundation anchored in the rock keeps the house firm. … Continue reading

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2015 Week of Prayer

Day 1 I am joining the Potomac Ministry Network in this 2015 Week of Prayer. Because it is my conviction that prayer is a most important aspect of our lives as believers, viagra I come to this week looking to … Continue reading

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Just Ask

I recognize in me a reluctance to ask God for specifics. I am challenged to find out why I feel like that. I have trouble asking for help, seek for a favor, for accommodation. It seems wrong to me – … Continue reading

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