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John 19:14-15 -- Who is your king?

As we look at the interaction between Pilate and the chief priests, we see one of the great ironies of scripture.  On one hand, we have this pagan governor who has little or no concept of who God really is, telling the Jews, “Here is your King.”  And he was absolutely right.   288 more words


A Reasonable Faith, Part 2

Can we take what the New Testament says at face value? The gospels record some pretty remarkable events. What do we see that can supports the integrity of the narrative? 417 more words


Luke 23:7-12 -- Those to whom Jesus has nothing to say

We now see in this passage Herod’s response to Jesus.  Perhaps, though, it would be better to call it Jesus’ response to Herod.

This was the same Herod that had beheaded John the Baptist, and had wondered if Jesus was John raised from the dead. 234 more words


Socio-Economics in First-Century Galilee

I recently reviewed Sean Freyne’s The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion, and I found it to be a stimulating book that challenged some popular ideas about Jesus and his time in Galilee.  598 more words


Dawning truth

In our house group last night we thought about Mark 15:20-30 – the crucifixion. One of the questions we considered was to think about which character we might identify with in the story of Jesus’s last hours: the women of Galilee, the accusers, the disciples, the two thieves and so on. 161 more words

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Red Letters of the Bible

On Sunday we looked at this statement from the “Sevenfold Way of Following Jesus” – I am learning the teachings of Jesus.

This is such an important part of following Jesus. 758 more words


Matthew 27:1-10 -- A sorrow that leads to death

Here we see the end of Judas Iscariot’s life.

Upon seeing that Jesus had been condemned to death, he became remorseful, and went to the priests and elders saying, 451 more words