Posts by Aaron Mayfield

Posts by Aaron Mayfield

Crucifixion

Scripture reading: Matthew 27:35-44, Mark 15:24-32, Luke 23:33-43, John 19:18-27 “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” Johnny Cash’s well-known song plays in my head when I read the Gospel accounts of that Friday morning when Jesus was nailed to the cross. “Sometimes it causes me to tremble.” Indeed, and so it should. The crucifixion of Jesus was a terrible thing.…

Betrayal

Scripture reading: Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:2-12 Have you ever had a close friend betray you? Imagine the scene for a moment. It was a dark night and very late. When Judas led the soldiers, chief priests, and Pharisees into the garden, they likely carried lamps or torches along with their weapons. Everyone was tired. Most of the disciples…

What Might Change Your Life

I was converted in my mid-twenties, sometime late 2002. I know many people know the day and the hour of their conversion as a Christian. I think that is so cool, but that wasn’t quite the way it happened with me. God’s grace was ultimately irresistible, but I resisted to the point of exhaustion. I think fatigue played a prominent role in why I was converted. Actually, the…