The Dread of Gethsemane

As we draw one week closer to Easter Sunday, we continue our series on the events immediately before, during, and after the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, we want to slow down a bit and join Jesus and three of His disciples in a very sad and dreadful moment in the Garden of…

His Appointed Time

From selected scriptures, Pastor Winslett speaks to the fact that the Christ not only was born into the world at an appointed time, but He died for the sins of His people at an appointed time as well.

Why Don’t We Observe Lent?

I was asked a great question earlier today that’s relevant each year at this time. Why do Baptists (and many others) traditionally not observe the Lenten season, or Lent? To be clear, Lent is a partial fast held for 40 days prior to Easter Sunday, based on Jesus’ fasting after His baptism. It is ushered…

Two Tombs, One Empty

It’s a great irony that archaeologists have discovered the remains of Caiaphas son of Joseph, the high priest who ruled at the time of Christ’s ministry, the man who personally oversaw the first of three mock trials of Jesus, effectively orchestrating all that followed. Why? Because there’s another tomb in Jerusalem that has no remains….

Parallel Between the Cross and Creation Week

In typical prophetic fashion, it makes sense that Jesus would complete his salvific work on the 6th day of the week (Friday) by saying “It is finished” and then rest in the grave all of the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday). Our savior then rose on the first day of the week (Sunday), signifying a new beginning…

The Record of the Crucifixion from Mark’s Gospel

Last month, Josh Winslett posted an article discussing the day of the week on which Jesus was crucified. The traditional view of Christianity is that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. In recent times, this has been questioned because of the prophecy of Christ regarding the sign of the prophet Jonah, that He would be…

What Day was Christ Crucified?

There are three basic views concerning the day that Christ was crucified. The majority view is a Friday crucifixion, commonly called Good Friday. A second view that has gained some popularity is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. There is also a third view that blends the other views and places the crucifixion on Thursday….