What Is Good Friday or Holy Friday?

What is Good Friday

What is Good Friday or Holy Friday and why is it called good?  Is this a Christian holy day?What’s Good About Friday? Most Christians understand that Jesus’ died on the cross, tradition says, on that Friday before Easter or Resurrection Sunday so why would it be called Good Friday?  Even non-believers may have heard about Good Friday but they may not understand why there was anything good about it.  So what can you tell your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers who are not saved about G … [Read more...]

What Is Maundy Thursday?

what is maundy Thursday

What is Maundy Thursday?  Why do Christians observe it? What does it represent?The Holy Week The Holy Week is the week before and leading up to Jesus Christ’s resurrection.   Some call the Thursday of that week Maundy Thursday.  Others call it Holy Thursday and even Great Thursday.  This day represents the day or actually the night when Jesus observed and held the Passover Meal, sometimes referred to as the Last Supper or Communion, with His disciples just before His betrayal, arrest, and cr … [Read more...]

What Are The Origins and History of Easter?

Origins of Easter

Are the origins of Easter pagan?  If so, why do Christians celebrate this day while others don't?The Word Easter The Old English word Easter originates from the word "Ēastrun" and also "Ēastru" which comes from a pagan image called "Eastre" who is the mythological goddess of spring celebrated by Northern European Saxons. This celebration was to honor her and was always held during the spring equinox.  Some of the associated symbols used today are steeped in paganism.  The bunny represents fe … [Read more...]

What is Holy Saturday?

What is Holy Saturday

Have you heard of Holy Saturday?  What is this day all about and what meaning does it have for Christians?Holy, Holy, Holy God alone is holy and no day in and of itself is holy.  Only God can make something or someone holy and so did God declare a particular Saturday as holy?  Why would a day be holy and why a Saturday?  I can understand Resurrection Day being considered by Christians as a holy day or a holy convocation or gathering but what is Holy Saturday and why is it called tha … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

Abiding In Christ

Jesus tells us to abide in Him.  What does He mean by this?  How do we abide in Christ?Abiding Is Jesus speaks about abiding in Him in John 15:4 where He says "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."  The Greek word for abide is "menō" and means "to remain in, to tarry, to not depart from" so when Jesus tells us to abide in Him we are to remain in Him and not to depart from Him.  The word "abi … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Seated With Christ in the Heavenly Places?

Paul says that we are already seated with Christ in the heavenly places.  What does he mean by this since we are still on earth?Ephesians Two - the Grace through Faith Chapter The Book of Ephesians is one of the most joyous books ever written by Paul.   Why do I say that?  It's because this shows that God's saving grace and His infinite love was displayed before we even existed.  Let me show you why I can say that with authority not my authority but the authority of the written Word of God. … [Read more...]