Tagged: Easter

Disarmed!–a free Easter week devotion

Having disarmed the powers and authorities, [God] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 For decade upon decade, and quite probably for century upon century, somewhere in the world, disarmament talks have continued. The underlying premise is that enemy nations will voluntarily destroy their weapons or allow them…

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Kids & Holy Week — Helping Them Connect

Editor’s Note: Holy Week  (April 17-24, 2011) is arguably the most significant week of the year for Christians. Deeply meaningful for adults, the events we observe can sometimes confuse or trouble young children. If you’re a children’s pastor, a Sunday school teacher, or a parent looking for a way to clarify Holy Week events and help…

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It’s Not About the Bunny!–Egg Hunts that Share the Resurrection

Sharon Zalewski and others at First Church of the Nazarene in Northville, Michigan, have one simple guideline for hosting the church’s Easter Eggstravaganza each year: “Our philosophy is to make sure that each child and adult leave our event knowing that Easter is not just about the bunny.” This simple guideline works! Sharon became manager…

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Defeated!–A Devotion for the Weeks after Easter

Editor’s note: For the past several Monday’s, our blog has included devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days–in honor of  our Lord’s 40 days of post-Easter appearances and the 10 days after his ascension which culminated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost…

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Disgraced!–A Devotion for the Weeks after Easter

Editor’s note: For the next several Monday’s, our blog will include devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days–in honor of  our Lord’s 40 days of post-Easter appearances and the 10 days after his ascension which culminated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday….

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Disarmed!–A Devotion for the Days after Easter

Editor’s note: For the next several Monday’s, our blog will include devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days–in honor of  our Lord’s 40 days of post-Easter appearances and the 10 days after his ascension which culminated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday….

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Drowned!–A Devotion for the Easter Season

Drowned  Editor’s note: For the next several Monday’s, our blog will include devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days, concluding with Pentecost Sunday. This week’s devotion was written by Pastor Barry J. Keurulainen for CTA’s devotion book, The Power of the Cross and has been adapted slightly…

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Chamber Music – An Easter Devotion

Each year, the Christian church celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead. Each person reading these words likely has a different perception of what Jesus’ tomb looked like. What has helped shape that image for you? Sunday school lesson leaflets? Sermons? Paintings? Greeting cards? Theological study? A visit to the Holy Land?…

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I Am with You Always

For many years, Matthew 28:20 has been my favorite Bible verse. As you may know, Jesus’ promise in this verse reads like this: “Remember, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” During this Holy Week, I believe it gives some insight as to how the apostles felt at the time Jesus was…

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