For this year’s Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge I am looking at the Easter story. The Easter story might be described as the best story about Love ever told. John 10:17-18
The date when Easter is celebrated changes each year. This year Easter Day is 12th April for the western Church and 19th April for the Eastern Orthodox Church. This makes Easter topical during the challenge. (In some years it is celebrated in March.)
The whole story of Easter is told by four different writers in the New Testament of the Bible. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John describe the events from different viewpoints, writing for different readerships. The four accounts in the New Testament are Matthew 26-28, Mark 14-16, Luke 22-24, John 12-16 (Jesus teaching before his trial and execution) and John 17-21. (The central part of the Easter story and evidence for the resurrection)
I hope that you, dear reader, will read these accounts whether or not you are already familiar with them. May you know the Love, peace and joy, which Easter brings.
For each letter I am picking out one or more significant words in the story. Each post will link back to this one for the links to the passages of scripture. All the Bible references are linked to Bible Gateway
Thanks to Arlee Bird for founding the challenge and keeping it going. Also to Jeremy Hawkins for the badges and all the A to Z team.
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For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space. My aim is to incorporate these words into an alphabetical rhyme along the lines of what I did in 2016.
I am also planning to add a few more prosaic words, my own photos (alongside the A to Z banners and badges designed by Jeremy Hawkins) and links to further information.
I intend to have fun and hope that you will enjoy these short posts.
I may have time to prepare some of my usual style of blog posts for Sundays in April instead of Thursdays. This post is an extra one! Themes are not mandatory for the A to Z Challenge, but I find that it is useful to have a theme and a structure.
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Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations.
My posts will be in three parts.
I begin each with a piece of creative writing.
- An introduction to two people with names beginning with the letter of the day and something about what they do in their occupation beginning with the same letter. (No, Bob the Builder is not one of them!)
- Suggestions for further reading, which may be fiction or non-fiction, online or offline.
- A link to a relevant passage in the Bible. (This independent blog is now listed on Bible Gateway’s Blogger Grid. Clicking on the link opens a new tab with the passage(s) I have considered relevant.)
I promise that my posts will be very short. Unfortunately I do not anticipate that they will have any pictures apart from the lovely colourful badges provided for the challenge.
I look forward to your visits to Sue’s Trifles and hope that you will click on some of the links to find out more!