Thought for the Week with Graham Owen

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THIS weekend is Palm Sunday – the start of Easter Week. The events of this week nearly 2,000 years ago define the Christian faith.

Whenever I read about the first Easter in the Gospels, I notice what an emotional rollercoaster it was for Jesus, His Disciples and everyone else. When reading the Easter events in the Gospels, you can observe the different ideas of Jesus people have.

On Palm Sunday, the ordinary Jewish people celebrated Jesus as a national political hero coming to free them.

On Good Friday, the authorities, both Jewish and Roman, crucified Him as a blasphemer and common criminal.

Then on Easter Sunday, the disciples worshipped the risen Saviour. And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.

And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Matthew 28:8-9 (NASB).

Today people still have different ideas of who Jesus is. Some know Him as their Saviour – others remember a prophet, a good man or dismiss Him as a mythical figure.

How will you remember Jesus this Easter?

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