Why Was Jesus Raised on the “Third Day”?

On multiple occasions, Jesus clarified that his resurrection would be on “the third day” (see Matt. 16:21; 17:23; 20:19; also John 2:19). When Paul wrote to the Corinthians about the gospel tradition, he said that Jesus was “raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:4). Paul taught that if you […]

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“My Son, Arise”–A Poem for Easter Sunday

“My Son, Arise” Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 The lungs had not inhaled a breath Since He had closed His eyes in death. Now covered by the sealing stone, The Nazarene lay there alone. Then when two nights had fully passed, The third day morning came at last. The Father said, “My son, arise!” And Jesus opened […]

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“See Him”–A Poem for Thursday of Passion Week

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On Thursday of Passion Week, Jesus ate the last supper with his disciples, prophesied that they would scatter because of him, and prayed in Gethsemane with a soul full of sorrow. This is a poetic reflection on those events. “See Him” April 17, 2014 Thursday of Passion Week See him…

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“Thirty Silver Pieces”–A Poem for Wednesday of Passion Week

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Today is Wednesday, and we remember several events that occurred on that day during Passion Week. Particularly important was the agreement of Judas to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. This poem reflects on that agreement. “Thirty Silver Pieces” April 16, 2014 Wednesday of Passion Week The chief priests…

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“A Temple Left Undone”

Today is Tuesday of Passion Week, and on this day Jesus spoke parables and taught many things to his disciples and any crowds that gathered (see Matt 21-25). Included in this teaching was the famous Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24. “A Temple Left Undone” March 31, 2015 Tuesday of Passion Week Jesus pointed to the […]

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“Humble Would Be How”–A Poem for Sunday of Passion Week

“Humble Would Be How” Passion Week 2015 In all the weeks that ever were, None had begun like this: The Nazarene sent men to find A scene they must not miss– A donkey tied beside a colt, And both he needed now. For Scripture said the King would ride, And humble would be how. He rode into Jerusalem And […]

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“From Dust You Shall Arise”: Resurrection Hope in the Old Testament

I had the honor of contributing an article to the latest edition of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (SBJT 18.4 [2014]). The journal focused this issue on “resurrection,” and just in time for Passion Week drawing nigh. I wrote on resurrection hope in the Old Testament: “From Dust You Shall Arise” (pp. 9-29 of the […]

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