Paul has spent a long part of this letter dealing with problems in the church in Corinth – factions, sexual immorality, jealousy, a lack of love. Now he’s on a topic he has been itching to tackle:
v.12 “how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” In the early […]
What happens when you die? Nothing? Reincarnation? Life after death? Is it all just wishful thinking? Or is it all a matter of guesswork?
The Christian hope of life eternal is in one word: Resurrection. But of course there are some who might say what nonsense, there’s no such thing, this world is all there […]
A couple in the northern United States decided to go to Florida to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The couple weren’t able to completely coordinate their schedules. So the husband had to travel down to Florida a day earlier than his wife.
The husband arrived at the hotel and saw that the lobby had a computer […]
Mark 15:40-47 And was buried
Jesus hung on that cross utterly alone, deserted by God and people. Where were the disciples, who had been with him from the start and indeed were called to be with him?
But at that lonely hour, Mark turns the camera on people who haven’t appeared previously: the […]
Mark 15:33-39 Died
The cross was such a cruel punishment that the Romans refused to allow their own citizens to be crucified, regardless of what the person had done. Cicero said about crucifixion “It is impossible to find the word for such an abomination.” He also said, “Let the very mention of the cross […]
Mark 15:16-32 Was crucified
A cartoon carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome was found in 1857. It is probably one of the earliest known images of the crucifixion of Jesus. It depicts a man worshipping before a figure on the cross who had been given the head of […]