Posts with the category “easter”

The New Life
by Tim Canosa on April 9th, 2023
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.Romans 6:4Easter is a time to look back. To remember and celebrate what was achieved 2000 years ago. But Monday is a time to look at the now. To do some self-assessment under the light of Jesus’ death & resurrection.Romans 6...  Read More
The Resurrection
by Tim Canosa on April 8th, 2023
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,1 Peter 1:3He is risen and we have hope!We are not like those optimists who despite the evidence imagine that this world will get better. Or those other optimists who live in ‘faith’ that death will be an end and they have ...  Read More
The Waiting
by Tim Canosa on April 7th, 2023
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope ...  Read More
The Cross
by Tim Canosa on April 6th, 2023
From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, an...  Read More
The Betrayal
by Tim Canosa on April 5th, 2023
While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”Then the men s...  Read More
The Promises
by Tim Canosa on April 4th, 2023
  he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears    from all faces;he will remove his people’s disgrace    from all the earth.The Lord has spoken.In that day they will say,“Surely this is our God;    we trusted in him, and he saved us.This is the Lord, we trusted in him;    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”Isaiah 28:8-9It’s the lead up to Easter and I want...  Read More
The Shame
by Tim Canosa on April 3rd, 2023
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck...  Read More





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