Luke 14:25-35: Contemplate the Cross

Often, people picture Jesus as a calm and non-threatening presence whose message uplifts and moves them forward. Oh, He’s the person who welcomes you when you first meet Him. Regardless […]

Matthew 16:21-28: Your Cross and His Cross

At last, somebody understands Jesus!  Earlier, He tossed this query toward His disciples, “Who do people suppose the Son of Man is?”  Above the others, Peter rose, “You are the […]

The Wound of Abandonment: Matthew 27:45-48

How many are the wounds that we have inflicted on our Savior during His Passion, His suffering and death!  Together, we have pondered the wounds of betrayal, apathy, denial, and […]

Mark 9:2-9: Jesus’ Transfiguration

The time for Jesus’ earthly miracles was fading fast.  And soon, His popularity would begin to wane, as well.  For now, we find ourselves at the midpoint of Mark’s Gospel, […]