The “Good” of Good Friday

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Commentary   Scripture references: Acts 12:4, Psalm 103:12, Hebrew 12:2, Matthew 27:33, Mark 15:22, John 17:4, John 19:17, John 19:30 You won’t find the phrase “Good Friday” in the Holy Bible. Despite all of the commercial fanfare made over the Easter holiday (Easter bunnies, jelly beans,…

What Is The Meaning Of Good Friday?

    A Catholic Family Searches for Answers Behind the Tradition March 26, 2015 Janel Saldana Displayed with permission from Latin Times Good Friday marks the day Jesus died on the cross, fulfilling His Father’s wishes and saving the human race. Shutterstock/Ricardo Reitmeyer   When we look up the meaning of Good Friday on the web, we…

Open the Door!

Scripture References: Rev. 3:20; John 10: 1-15   In the middle of a seemingly lifeless and hopeless situation, we — Christians — know that despite what the physical stuff looks like, despite what we reason or how we might rationalize, the final story is one of victory. Non-believers often wonder why believers always remain so…

Great Faith

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor   Faith gives substance (or assurance) to our hopes, and makes us certain of realities we do not see– The New English Bible with the Apocrypha   This thing we call faith is fascinating. What does it mean to have faith? How does it work? What does…

Now Accepting Applications for New Members

   Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary Is it acceptable for churches to set parameters on what individuals can join their congregations?  I have applied for jobs, loans, credit cards, scholarships but never have I applied to be a member of a church congregation. And I have never worshipped at a church where it was required…