On Saturday He Rested

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised  Matthew 16:21 ESV We all know what happened on that first day, that terrible and blessed day on the cross. On…

Holy Week – Day 3

And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.  Mark 14:3 ESV Then Mary took a pound of very costly…

Holy Week – Day 2

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. Luke 21:1-3 ESV On this, His final day of public ministry, Jesus takes time to praise the offering…

Holy Week – Day 1

And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 ESV Some of us get the idea that Jesus of Nazareth went through His ministry smiling, blessing children and sitting with…

Anointed at Bethany

Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial.  John 12:7 Generally left out of the discussion of passion week is what happened at Bethany. Of all the places where Jesus went during His ministry I find no other place so special to Him as in Bethany,the home of Mary, Martha and…