Jesus before Pilate Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.” The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. Then Pilate … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #43 – Mark Chapter 15
Judas’s Remorse Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death; and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor. Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #27 – Matthew Chapter 27
The Plot to Kill Jesus When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; and … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #26 – Matthew Chapter 26
In all transparency, today has felt somewhat like a journey into Hell. Relational/friendship stuff, unexpected tax issues (a notice from the IRS, which turned out to be fairly benign - but required my time to address), and painful remarks from a family member (who does not want me around at all right now) made a … Continue reading Unwanted
Laborers in the Vineyard “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place; and … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #20 – Matthew Chapter 20
I recently read Finding the Real Jesus (which appears to be sort of a shortened version of The Case for the Real Jesus) by Lee Strobel. According to Strobel, several "portraits" of Jesus have been recently gaining popularity: Increasingly, the traditional picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught from critical scholars, popular historians, TV documentaries, … Continue reading Who Was Jesus?