Posts in the Easter Category

Resurrection Sunday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 12, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

In the week leading up to his death, the Good Shepherd went out to meet the wolves of judgment, sin, and death—and he did so with all authority. One might wonder, what good has it ever done anyone to die for some cause? This is the glorious beauty of the gospel. Jesus didn’t die as a martyr for a cause. He was never in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was never at the mercy of anyone. He lived, died, and was buried because he meant to be....Keep Reading

Saturday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 11, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

Less is written about the Saturday following Jesus’s crucifixion than any other in the scope of this week. Yet what makes it unique is that this is the only full day in history where the body of Christ lies buried in a cave. ...Keep Reading

Good Friday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 10, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

On Thursday night in Gethsemane, Jesus was arrested—betrayed by one of his disciples and abandoned by the others. The chief priests and the Sanhedrin called for secret trials in the dead of night, and the verdict handed down was that Jesus would be crucified. This is something the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, has to execute. And reluctantly, he does....Keep Reading

Thursday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 9, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

The Thursday prior to Jesus’s crucifixion fills many pages in Scripture. It begins with John and Peter securing the upper room. There, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet, explaining he is there to make them clean. As they begin to eat, Jesus announces one of them is about to betray him. Each wonders if he means them. Then he dispatches Judas to do what he intends....Keep Reading

Wednesday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 8, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

The past several days have been a rush of tension and anger for Jesus’s opponents—and of unflinching resolve for Jesus. Words have been his currency, and he’s spent piles of them. But on the Wednesday before his death, Jesus is still. ...Keep Reading

Tuesday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 7, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

If Monday’s arrival in the temple was an all-inclusive, living parable of cleansing God’s house, Tuesday’s entrance is a direct, verbal confrontation with the appointed leadership. ...Keep Reading

Monday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 6, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

If Jerusalem was a beehive, with his triumphal entry Jesus had hit it with a stick. You could hear the buzz grow as the anger within got organized. His kingly arrival was a strong declaration about his authority over all the conventions of man. On Monday, Jesus returns for more...Keep Reading

Palm Sunday - Holy Week Day by Day

Posted onApril 5, 2020 | by: Dan Reinhold | 0 comments

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem perched on a colt, it was the first time since raising Lazarus from the dead that he’d shown his face in the city. The story of Lazarus’s resurrection had circulated so that many regarded Jesus as a celebrity. Everyone wanted to catch a glimpse. They went out to meet him and received him like a King, because they heard he had done this (John 12:18)....Keep Reading