Happy Easter!?!?

2 Corinthians 5:14-17 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one [Read More...]

Easter in Light of Lent: From Dust to Dust, From Death to Life

1 Corinthians 15:45-57 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 A month and a half ago, the season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday. Then, we were [Read More...]

Examining the Words of Handel’s Messiah – Part 3

Hans Memling, St. John Altarpiece, 1474-1479. A painting of the revelation given to John was he was exiled to the island of Patmos. A vision of the lamb receiving worship.

Part 3 of series: Handel’s Messiah: An Unexpected Easter Masterpiece Part III In yesterday’s post, I examined Parts I and II of Handel’s Messiah, showing that the birth of Jesus takes up only the first section of the Part I. Part II focuses on the death and resurrection of Jesus, ending with the glorious celebration [Read More...]

Examining the Words of Handel’s Messiah – Parts 1 and 2

Part 2 of series: Handel’s Messiah: An Unexpected Easter Masterpiece Today, I want to begin to examine the libretto (the words of the composition) of Handel’s Messiah to show its strong Easter themes. The Messiah comes in three parts. I’ll provide a short summary of each part, beginning today with Parts 1 and 2. Part [Read More...]


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