The Problem of Palm Sunday
Apr 13, 2014
If we know our hearts apart from grace, if we could listen in on the Palm Sunday crowd, we’d hear our shouts as hollow praise along with theirs.
No Turning Back
Monday of Holy Week
Apr 14, 2014
Jesus knew the heart of man — and that the acclaim of his disciples and the crowd was built on a messiah of their own imagination. It made for no meek and mild Monday.
The Escalating Conflict
Tuesday of Holy Week
Apr 15, 2014
On Tuesday of Holy Week, the chief priests, scribes, and elders moved on Jesus to lay four traps for the Messiah.
Apr 16, 2014
Wednesday of Holy Week. The day when key pieces come together in the plot of the greatest sin in all of history — the murder of the Son of God.
The Greatest Prayer in the World
Apr 17, 2014
By the time Jesus finished praying in Gethsemane, the Father had made it clear that the cross was the only way, but also that this way would surely succeed.
It Is Finished
Apr 18, 2014
The triune God had the Jews, Pilate, and Satan where he wanted them. They had no authority over the Son at all that was not given to them from above.
Let His Blood Be on Us
Apr 19, 2014
Today, we say, “Let Jesus’s blood be upon us!” not defiantly, as the murderous crowds at his death, but desperately, with gratitude, hope, and admiration.