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Maundy Thursday

Definition: Maundy (noun) “the ceremony of washing the feet of the poor, esp. commemorating Jesus’ washing of His disciples’ feet on Maundy Thursday” (dictionary.com). Etymology: Maundy“Middle English maunde ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday, from Anglo-French mandet, from Latin mandatum command; from Jesus’ words in John 13:34″ (Miriam-Webster.com)[John 13]1It was […]

Spy Wednesday

[Matthew 26:1-16]1When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2“As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was […]

Salvation Army Human Trafficking Community Forum

On Saturday, April 8, 2008 STOP-IT, the Salvation Army’s human trafficking program for Chicago, will be having community meeting in order to educate people about human trafficking as well as tell people how to fight it here in Chicago. Along with the STOP-IT team, special guest Dr. Michael Smith will be presenting as well. He […]

Holy Tuesday

[Matthew 25:1-13]1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along […]

Holy Monday

Traditionally Holy Monday is observed by some by reading the story of Mary anointing Jesus with perfume. Instead of that, we’re going to go chronologically, looking at the story of Jesus talking about his death: [John 12:20-36]20Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. 21They came to Philip, […]

Hosanna!

For the week of Holy Week, there will be postings of Scripture with some questions to guide us through this week. Today, as you know, is Palm Sunday: [Matthew 21:1-17; NIV]1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, “Go to the village ahead […]

Below is an article by Shane Claiborne entitled The Passion of the Iraqi Christ which I found posted on ArmyBarmy earlier this week (It seems to have been originally posted on belieft.net. Keep this in mind as you go through Holy Week. His Resurrection follows death. ******* The Passion of the Iraqi Christ (by Shane […]

A Worship Resource

In stores everywhere is the new worship album from Passion, God of this City. Why is this getting so much attention? Only the fact that many songs the different Passion artists have contributed (i.e. David Crowder Band, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, etc) have been widely adopted for worship use in the North American […]

Shout Unto God

Acts 2:22-41 (New International Version) 22“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the […]