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Hope in Death

By Javan Rowe   I found myself at another funeral, one more death in a relatively short span of time. This one left friends and family desperate, confused, and mournful. It was hard enough to deal with the deaths of my grandparents, but the death by suicide of a middle-aged Christian husband and father—how do […]

Who goes to church on Easter?

Another Look by David Faust Christ arose, and so does church attendance on Easter Sunday. Most Sundays two-thirds of the residents of the United States and Canada sleep in and stay away, but on Easter millions of the slumbering majority get up—and even dress up—to go to a house of worship. Who will attend your […]

lesson & life

The Lesson and Life for April 24

by John M. Fuller “He is risen!” “He is risen, indeed!” is reported as a standard greeting of the early church. Go and tell it! He has risen from the dead. He has conquered death. Hallelujah! During the Christmas season we sing “Go, tell it on the mountain.” The third verse of the song says, […]

The cost—and blessing—of sacrifice

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen As we draw closer to Resurrection Sunday and enter a week marking Jesus’ anointing at Bethany, his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his teaching in the temple courts, the washing of the disciples’ feet and institution of the Lord’s Supper during Passover, his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, his […]


Don’t Pass Over the Passovers!

by Victor Knowles The Book of Leviticus is to many Christians what garden vegetables are to young children: unappreciated, yet vital to one’s health. Yet only in Leviticus do we discover—in chronological order no less—”the seven feasts of the Lord.” The Hebrew word for “feast” means “appointed times.” The feasts were “holy convocations” (Leviticus 23:2, […]