Passion of the Christ Movie

Mel Gibson’s famous Passion of the Christ movie is, perhaps, one of the most honest, daring portrayals of the days surrounding Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. As such, we believe it can be incredibly impactful to the lives of both believers and non-believers alike. This movie allows us to experience, unapologetically, the horror and beauty […]

Good News of Easter

As I sit here the week after Easter, the leftovers are still warm, and story of Easter’s amazing news is still lingering with me deeply from last Sunday.  To hear the message from Trinity (http://tcc-online.org/listen/) I have heard the Easter story countless times in my life, but the question can still hang around, is it […]

Holy Tension

This week is Holy Week on the Christian calendar, the 7 days filled with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and the betrayal in the garden, the cross, and the resurrection.  It is seven action-packed days of some of the most formative events for Christians throughout the ages.  The cross and […]

“Good Friday?”

As a pastor Easter week is always an interesting time, preparing messages the Easter story, that I have heard since I have been a little child.  As I was reading the other day and came across a passage that hit me in a new way as I was preparing for Good Friday.   Jesus is […]

Expectations

“Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” Zechariah 9:9 Starting this Sunday is the beginning of what most churches call Holy Week. It is a time of getting Easter hams, and holy bread, decorating Easter eggs, and […]

Game Change

But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Exodus 21:23-25 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. […]

Build A Savior

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain…Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,” Isaiah 53: 2-4 (excerpts)   As we approach Easter, Christians will […]

Easter Leftovers

The day has finally arrived.  As a Flavin kid Christmas was a big deal.  Decorations, presents, family gatherings and games were just a few reasons Christmas was a big day in our house.  It was hard to sleep the night before because we were so excited for the long-awaited day.  Then Christmas finally came and […]