Resurrection #3: Easter Frees Us

Resurrection #3: Easter Frees Us

Tuesday, April 14, #3: Luke 24:1-12 (We recommend you read this passage in full before reading the devotion.) Written by Rev. Matt Benton, Pastor of Spirit & Life United Methodist Church, Montclair.     Luke 24:1-6a “On the first day of the week, very early in the...
Resurrection #2: Risen But Unseen

Resurrection #2: Risen But Unseen

Monday, April 13, #2: Mark 16:1-8 Written by Dr. Ashleigh Elser, Assistant Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College Mark 16:1-8 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint...
Resurrection #1: Endings and Beginnings

Resurrection #1: Endings and Beginnings

Sunday, April 12, #1: Matthew 28:1-20 (We recommend you read this passage in full before reading the devotion.) Written by Rev. Lindsey Baynham, Director of Clergy Excellence, Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church Perhaps one of the most divisive things...
The Sixth Word: It Is Finished

The Sixth Word: It Is Finished

Friday, April 10, #6: John 19:30: “It is finished.” Written by Rev. Jonathan Page, Pastor of Herndon United Methodist Church. John 19:30 (CEB) — When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed.” Bowing his head, he gave up his life. Generally,...
The Fifth Word: I Thirst

The Fifth Word: I Thirst

Thursday, April 9, #5: John 19:28: “I Thirst.” Written by Rev. Grace Han, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria Recently, my dad was hostialized for heart issues. For the first couple of days, his body was so weak that he could barely talk. And only...