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Turning our eyes to Jesus

Like most holidays, Easter has become extremely commercialized. Shelf after shelf is lined with eggs, bunnies and chocolates. We fight to remember the reason for the season; Jesus Christ died on the cross, was resurrected three days later, and forever bridged the gap of sin that keeps us from God. Through the hustle and bustle of the holiday, we want to remember that. But how much do we fight to cherish it? To wrap ourselves up in it and really truly love it?

This semester at St. Thomas, students have been reading through Mark as well as King’s Cross by Tim Keller, which dissects that book of the Bible. As we were approaching Easter, the groups were finishing both books, which end at the resurrection.

Justified and Sanctified

There’s nothing sweeter than seeing people come to know Jesus.

The cherry on top is being able to watch their lives radically change as a result.

All things to all people...

I don't really like painting my nails. At all. But sitting next to me on my desk are five bottles of brand new nail polish. It seems like a good majority of the freshmen girls here at St. Thomas are wild about painting their nails. So I decided I would start liking it too.

Last night about 20 girls gathered in a freshman dorm room for our weekly nail-painting party. You can smell the fumes on the other side of the building and you practically need a gas mask to walk through the door. But these girls are having the time of their lives painting and chatting away.

Holy Week

This week, an old family friend wrote me this note: "After the resurrection people began to meet the risen Christ. Millions have done so over the last 2000 years. Today is a good day to introduce someone to him."

This week we celebrated Holy Week; the week that contains the most important events of human history. And my friend is right, for 2,000 years, hundreds, then thousands, then millions of Christians all over the world have gathered to remember and worship the one who died and rose again on their behalf. This celebration of the events of Holy Week will continue until Christ returns and then on into eternity where we will forever worship the Lamb who was slain.

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