Coffee Reading: Easter Edition
I like coffee. I like reading. I like drinking coffee while reading. I like coffee while reading things that stir my heart and mind to delight in, declare, and display the gospel in all of life. Each Saturday, I will be posting a few links that aim to do just that. Perhaps as you enjoy your Saturday morning cup of coffee, these links will be an encouragement and challenge to your pursuit of Christ and his mission.
Easter Week in Real Time – Russ Ramsey: While we are nearing the end of this Easter week, Ramsey provides a helpful day-by-day breakdown of what Jesus was doing leading up to his death and resurrection. Make sure do you don’t miss these two final days: Saturday – The Forgotten Day and Resurrection Sunday.
Waiting on Saturday for Sunday’s Redemption – Kelly Mott: The Gospels give us little information concerning the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We only see the disciples waiting and observing the Sabbath (Luke 23:58). Mott encourages us not to move too quickly beyond waiting on Saturday. “Before we skip to the “He is risen” of Sunday, it’s important to reflect on Saturday—to consider the sorrow, the disappointment, and, above all, the waiting.”
Split Rocks, Open Tombs, Raised Bodies: What Happened in the Graveyards Outside of Jerusalem? – John Piper: I’ve always been intrigued by the details Matthew records surrounding the death of Christ (Matt 27:50-53). Piper explains the significance of the death of Christ for our future resurrection. “The greatest obstacle to our resurrection was not physical death and dissolution. The greatest obstacle was our sin and God’s righteousness. God can put decayed bodies back together with the wave of his little finger. But the righteous removal of holy wrath cost the death of his Son.”
Easter: Why the Resurrection is the Most Important Truth in the World – Bruce Ashford – Ashford reminds us of the significance of Jesus’ resurrection in light of Matthew 28:18-20. It truth for the whole world. My favorite part of this post is the way Ashford presents our witness in light of the resurrection. Our witness should be prophetic, sacrificial, and humbly confident.
If You Had Been Here: A Poem For Easter – Glen Scrivener