Entries by suzie

Monday 27 January, 2020

Wow imagine being there for that event.  I am not surprised the disciples worked tirelessly to fulfil Jesus’ final face to face instructions. However, I doubt anybody could have predicted a 2000 year plus delay in Jesus’s return. Even the disciples thought at least one of them would still be alive to see His return. […]

Sunday 26 January, 2020

What a great start! Luke, the author of Acts launches in, boots and all, saying “My first book was all about Jesus. Now I’m going to tell you about the Holy Spirit and how the story continues.”  I’m hooked.  But there’s a phrase that I can’t get passed in verse 4.  Jesus says “don’t leave […]

Saturday 25 January, 2020

What a contrast! At the beginning of chapter 24 we had women going to the tomb mourning a dead Jesus because they think he is gone. Now the disciples have just seen him really go, and they are worshipping him, and they are absolutely filled with joy that lasts. What a difference the resurrection makes! […]

Friday 24 January, 2020

Jesus has risen and is now with his disciples sharing food once again. He supernaturally opens their minds to understand scripture which they are to now share with all nations but they are to wait to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. How grateful am I that they did this. They waited and then […]

Thursday 23 January, 2020

Ever seen a ghost – not I – thankfully!  But the gathered disciples in this story thought they had when they saw Jesus suddenly among them!  His immediate response to them being startled – “Peace, be with you”.  He could have said other things, like, ‘I told you I was coming back – why so […]

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Wouldn’t we all love to be on the road when Jesus revealed the significance of the Old Testament scriptures, fulfilled in himself! A session of unlocking the promises and plans of God. Wow! This account continues the events as Jesus gradually revealed himself to his closest followers. I’m fascinated how he chose to come along […]

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Angels have come to speak with Mary, Joanna and his mother Mary at the tomb of Jesus, early Sunday morning – to tell them “He is risen” “He is alive”.  Now later that day we find Jesus walking with two disciples Cleopas and his friend on the 7 mile journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus.  On […]

Monday 20 January, 2020

It is helpful for me to always remember that people have always found the resurrection of Jesus nonsense. The truth is that it does not make sense, history, for the most part, tells us over and over again that ‘once dead, always dead’. But here, in the very centre of human history, we have the […]

Sunday 19 January, 2020

I cannot imagine how Joseph or the women felt following the death of Jesus. They had followed him and believed in him and then they had watched him die a cruel death. It must have taken incredible bravery to ask for his body, care for it, given they would have been seen as siding with […]

Saturday 18 January, 2020

There are several groups of people here watching Jesus die on the cross. The first group, are the ones who were caught up in the frenzy and zeal of the religious leaders who wanted to put Jesus to death. When they got what they wanted, they probably realised that the death of Jesus was not […]