Monday, March 1, 2021


Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 15

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Tarsus was the hometown of the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:11), a city of great importance (21:39) as a university learning centre of the ancient world, alongside Alexandria and Athens.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures…

“FIRST OF ALL!” Many Bible scholars believe that this is the first and most concisely written and preserved statement of the very heart and soul of our Christian faith. First Corinthians is considered to be the earliest writing in our New Testament. Our eternal salvation depends totally on the inalterable Truth of our key verses. Let us read, memorize, and make these verses a most integral element in our lives.

In a court of law, a witness who is in opposition to the defence, yet admits to the truth of the case for the defence, is the most credible witness. Paul is such a witness for the defence of the Truth of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. In his past, Paul was in total opposition to the message of Christ, so much so that he persecuted the Church (15:9). He used to be Rabbi Saul of Tarsus. He was raised in the intellectual university centre of Asia Minor, the city of Tarsus. He was sent by his Jewish father (a Roman citizen) to study in Jerusalem under the most famous Rabbi of the time, Gamaliel. Gamaliel was the grandson of Hillel, perhaps the most famous Jewish Rabbi of all time. He knew the Jewish High Priest and was appointed the official inquisitor whose job it was to destroy the followers of Jesus. Now known as the Apostle Paul, his testimony is true!! Note that twice Paul repeats the words “according to the Scriptures.” This Hebrew Bible Scholar was absolutely certain of his facts.


Lord Jesus, You died and rose from the dead for all the human family, including me. Please grant me the grace to never fear death but to rejoice always in the sure knowledge of the resurrection. Amen & Amen!


The genius composer, Handel, was, in my opinion, at his very best in The Messiah, where he put the words of 1st Corinthians 15 to music. Every year I attend a performance of The Messiah, conducted by the the famous Jewish Maestro, Boris Brott. Crossroads sponsored a performance of The Messiah in Jerusalem several years back. It was thrilling to hear the magnificent Jerusalem orchestra with its Jewish musicians playing to the glory of God. Here is a clip from the Christmas season when Boris was interviewed on 100 Huntley Street, including some footage from the performance of The Messiah in Jerusalem (click here).

I have stood beside many graves and read words from 1st Corinthians 15. What hope! What an assurance that this is not the end but only the beginning of eternity with Christ, clothed in a resurrected body just like the body of Jesus when He left the tomb empty (see photos below). Some of the key leaders of The Human Genome Project for the United States Government are believers in Jesus. There are approximately three billion “letters” that encode the genetic material within each human cell. For God to rearrange those parts into our glorified bodies would not be a problem. Even the most tiny speck of dust from a body has its DNA sequence from which the believer can be reconstructed. I’ve spent time with one of those believers who worked closely with Francis Collins, the author of The Language of God, who headed The Human Genome Project. Check Google to find out what Dr. Collins’ former associate, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, also a world class scientist, is doing now (click here). In my time with Dr. Trent, he was constantly referring to “the Lord.” He is a strong believer in Jesus!

Yours in full confidence that “we shall all be changed!” (15:51b),


Visitors entering the Garden Tomb. Many believe that it was inside this tomb in Jerusalem that Jesus’ body was laid. The photo below gives you an inside view.

This tomb was originally made for a shorter man, perhaps Joseph of Arimathea, but as you can see on the right, the end was dug out to fit a taller man’s body.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


10 thoughts on “Monday, March 1, 2021

  1. Dear March – Come in – (1320)
    Emily Dickinson – 1830-1886

    Dear March – Come in –
    How glad I am –
    I hoped for you before –
    Put down your Hat –
    You must have walked –
    How out of Breath you are –
    Dear March, how are you, and the Rest –
    Did you leave Nature well –
    Oh March, Come right upstairs with me –
    I have so much to tell –

    I got your Letter, and the Birds –
    The Maples never knew that you were coming –
    I declare – how Red their Faces grew –
    But March, forgive me –
    And all those Hills you left for me to Hue –
    There was no Purple suitable –
    You took it all with you –

    Who knocks? That April –
    Lock the Door –
    I will not be pursued –
    He stayed away a Year to call
    When I am occupied –
    But trifles look so trivial
    As soon as you have come

    That blame is just as dear as Praise
    And Praise as mere as Blame –

  2. May is my favourite month with spring flowers & trees blossoming & temperatures so pleasant to enjoy. May is not that far off! “For the Beauty of the Earth”, I am thankful. The time seems to be getting close to His return, Hallelujah, hallelujah! Blessings all.

  3. Thank You, Lord God, for Your eternal Word – always True, no matter the season. Bless all Your children today, Lord. Help each one to be winsome and bold, and full of Your Life-giving Spirit, in Jesus’s name, amen

  4. Thank you beautiful saints for your prayers. I have successfully moved and it went very well. God bless each and every one of you. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen. ⛪

    • So happy that you have moved into your knew home Beverlee. May you have many happy years it. Liked your poem about March. It was a wild day here, the winds wee so strong.
      Blessings to you and each one who reads this blog. Eleanor M.

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