Day 106: The religious leaders from hell

Mark 11:27-12:12 (spring AD 30, Tuesday of Passion Week) The Parable of the Tenants wasn’t just “against” the religious leaders (v.12), it lobbed grenades into some of their most cherished shibboleths: They believed that only false prophets had been hurt Jesus said that the religious leaders had, over the years, sponsored the persecution, injuring and … More Day 106: The religious leaders from hell

Day 101: Allowing sinful nature to take its course

John 11:55-12:11 (spring AD 30, the week before Passion Week) So far we have spent a week’s worth of devotionals covering Jesus’ first couple of years, skipped most of his next 28 years, and then gone through three years of his ministry in 80 days. Starting tomorrow, over the following 36 devotionals we will think … More Day 101: Allowing sinful nature to take its course

Day 100: God takes back the gifts that people don’t want

Luke 19:11-27 (AD 30) Why did Jesus tell this parable? “because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once” (v.11). He was walking towards the capital with his followers and after three years of increasingly public, popular and startling ministry, many were hoping that … More Day 100: God takes back the gifts that people don’t want