Post Resurrection Day 8

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reputations can be difficult to change which has proved to be true of the disciple named Thomas who famously said, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”* Sunday marked one […]

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Post Resurrection, Day 2

By Barbara Rainey | April 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s the second day after Resurrection Sunday. Let’s not leave the tomb so quickly because there are questions to ponder from the scene; specifically about all the women who were there at first light. Without doubt Mary Magdalene was present. She was mentioned by all four gospel authors. But also noted by the Spirit inspired […]

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The Day After Easter

By Barbara Rainey | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was thinking this morning about the day after Easter and how different is ours than the disciples. I read all four accounts of the days after the Resurrection and find words like amazed, wonder, great joy, and marveling to describe how they felt. And I wonder about us on the day after as we return […]

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Simultaneous Sacrifices

By Barbara Rainey | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Excerpt from Oh, Taste and See card #4) For thousands of years Jewish priests performed over and over the prescribed Old Testament sacrifices in the temple in Jerusalem. From the strictest followers of the Law to the more casual, even cynical Jews, all grasped the ancient significance of the Passover sacrifice. Large flocks of lambs […]

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The Cup of Redemption

By Barbara Rainey | March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

(Excerpt from Oh, Taste and See card #3) Easter always occurs within the same week as Passover; for Christians, Easter is the fulfillment of the Passover story. Be alert because every element of Passover contains clues of the Messiah. Once the hidden piece of bread, always the middle piece, is found and unwrapped, it is […]

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