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When great issues are at stake, we must put truth above personal friendship. There is no greater issue than the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the gospel is at stake, it is better to divide over the truth than to unite around error.
Here are all 162 tweets we used in the #JesusFinalHours project: Thursday #JesusFinalHours begins at 3 PM today and goes through Easter Sunday. Join us as we relive the greatest story ever told. Impossible to be certain about exact timing. Assigning times gives a sense of the general flow of events. #JesusFinalHours Chief resource: “The […]
“They stopped walking and looked discouraged” (Luke 24:17). It is Easter and there is no joy. Two disciples are on the road to Emmaus, a little village about seven miles from Jerusalem. One disciple is named Cleopas. We do not know the name of the other disciple. As they walk along the dusty road, they […]
“Descent from the Cross,” Rembrandt, 1634 “When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body” (Matthew 27:57-58). Here are the facts as we know them about Joseph: He was a rich man from the village of Arimathea. He […]
Today at 3 PM CDT (GMT-5), we will begin our journey with Jesus as he walks to the cross and the empty tomb. I will be tweeting out the events of Jesus’ final days as the gospels tell the story. You can sign up by going to https://twitter.com/raypritchard. I hope you’ll join us as we relive […]
What would it be like to walk through the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday? We’re going to do that this year by live tweeting the events of Jesus’ last few days. Starting at 3 PM on Thursday, March 24, we will live tweet the events of the Last Supper, Gethsemane, the betrayal, the […]
I’m going to Tweet through the final events of Jesus’ life starting on Thursday afternoon and going through Easter Sunday using the hashtag #JesusFinalHours You can follow the stream at https://twitter.com/raypritchard. We’ll follow the events in the Upper Room and Gethsemane, the betrayal and arrest, Peter’s denial, the six trials of Jesus, his suffering before […]
We’ve put together a page with 58 Good Friday/Easter sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week.
One little boy couldn’t wait for the end of the story.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
It’s Saturday, but Sunday’s coming.
Earlier this week I recorded a special Easter message for American Family Radio called “Going All In.”
He was forsaken that we might never be forsaken.
Pilate gave the wrong answer to the world’s most important question.
This slap shows how far Jesus was willing to go for us.
Here are 52 sermons for Good Friday and Easter.
The crowd below parted and I saw a man carrying a huge wood beam on his back. He walked slowly, and with great effort, as he struggled to keep his balance. Another man followed. He put his cross down, took out a whip and started beating his back. Bright red blood appeared on top of the lacerations he had from a previous whipping. I kept hoping he would stop because it looked so painful. But he didn’t.
We have put together an online collection of 50 Good Friday/Easter sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week....
We’re offering free downloads of the ebook version of In the Shadow of the Cross. The book is available in Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats. We especially welcome listeners to . . ."Chris Fabry Live” on Moody Radio."This is the Day” on Moody Radio.The Good Friday special on American Family Radio. You can download the book...
In the 1870s a British artist named George Tinworth produced a terra cotta rendering of the moment when Pilate releases Barabbas and orders Jesus sent off to be crucified. The differences between Jesus and Barabbas are quite pronounced. Though it is hard to see it clearly in this picture, Tinworth inscribed the words “The World’s Choice...
Today’s video features a stirring arrangement of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.” If you need an infusion of joy on this Easter Sunday, sing along with the video. How can we not rejoice when our Lord has conquered the grave?…
This beloved spiritual transports us back to the time of Christ’s death and burial. We are asked to relive those events as if we had been standing there watching Jesus die on the cross. This particular version is very appropriate for Holy Saturday because it ends with the verse that asks, “Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?&…
Since this is Good Friday, I wanted a song that focused on the cross. Among the many newer songs, “How Deep the Father’s Love” stands out for its emphasis on the true meaning of death of Christ. You can find a ton of good theology in just these four lines: “Why should I gain from His reward/I cannot give an answer/But this I...
Fernando Ortega sings this beautiful version of “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” a hymn attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux, taken from a poem that first appeared in the 14th century. The hymn comes from an English translation (of the original Latin) made in 1830 by James Alexander, a Presbyterian minister. His translation contains many more...
Philip Bliss, beloved gospel musician and good friend of D. L. Moody, wrote this great hymn shortly before his untimely death in 1876, in a train wreck near Ashtabula, Ohio. In his last public meeting Mr. Bliss conducted a service for 800 inmates at the Michigan State Prison. Many of them wept in true repentance as he sang the verses of “Hall…
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