It is Easter again

Christ has risen

I am posting this just a few hours before the start of the great redemption drama most often called ‘Easter’.

Just after 6 pm on a Thursday evening close to 2,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ met with His disciples to celebrate Passover with them for the last time. About 15 hours later, at 9 am Friday morning, Roman soldiers nailed Him to a cross. Six hours after that, He gave up His spirit for the redemption of lost humanity. On the third day, before dawn at 6 am on Sunday, Jesus Christ rose bodily from the tomb as victor over death and as the living saviour for all who place their trust in Him. Hallelujah!

Here is a suggested reading plan for the next few days:

Thursday evening

Matthew 26:17-56
Mark 14:12-52
Luke 22: 7-51
John 13:1 – 18:13
1 Corinthians 11:23-26



Matthew 26:57 – 27:66
Mark 14:53 – 15:47
Luke 22:52 – 23:53
John 18:14 – 19:42
1 Corinthians 15:3-4



Matthew 28:2-20
Mark 16:1-20
Luke 24:1-53
John 20:1 – 21:24
1 Corinthians 15:5-8

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1 thought on “It is Easter again”

  1. Thanks Chris. Don’t know why but I never thought about Jesus being nailed to the cross so early in the morning. Another 2 hours, 2000 years ago, the biggest Showdown in the history of mankind happened. Thank God He came for sinners like me.

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About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.