Links on Theology, Life, and Culture to encourage us to be — and to make — disciples.
Jesus’ Passion Week Watch an overview of Thursday with this short video. For Friday, be sure to prepare for Northview’s Good Friday Service at 6pm. For Saturday, have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? The ancient “Apostles’ Creed” says Jesus “descended into hell.” Really? The importance of that fateful Saturday should not be overlooked.
Three Crosses: Lessons from a Dying Brigand In this season surrounding Good Friday and Easter, some helpful reflections on mortality are here. “One cross saves. But there were three on the hill, and whenever the One is depicted at Golgotha, artists’ renderings show three. For 2,000 years of Christian art, it is put in our faces: two brigands crucified with Christ, one on the left and another on the right.”
A Deeper Look at the Cross Longer reads, but worthwhile reads: J.I. Packer, a former professor at Regent College answers, “What did the Cross Achieve?” And two uncommon words shed important light on what happened at the cross.
Gospel Flag A brief poem capturing the weight and the wonderful consequences of the cross.
We Can Worship Even When We Don’t Understand A compelling analogy of a long distance swimmer helps us see the focus we need even in the foggiest of times.
The Biggest Story: Animated Short Film Though created for kids, adults will also benefit from this 26-minute video of “classic stories in the Bible [that] connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.”
Kyle Meeker Theological and Leadership Development Pastor