Day 137: God’s forgiveness is granted by God

Day 137: John 20:19-23 (spring AD 30, Sunday – the final evening of Passion Week, and one week later) “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven” (verse 23) This verse has led to much confusion, being leveraged by those who seek an unbiblical … More Day 137: God’s forgiveness is granted by God

Day 136: Jesus through the Old Testament

Luke 24:13-35 (spring AD 30, Sunday afternoon of Passion Week) Jesus was famous, and the events surrounding his killing were widely known. So much so that it was bewildering to Cleopas and his friend that their conversation could have been about anyone or anything else (v.17-18). “[Jesus] said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and … More Day 136: Jesus through the Old Testament

Day 133: God gives us history as well as hope

Mark 15:42-46; Matthew 27:62-66; Luke 23:55-56 (spring AD 30, Friday night to Saturday of Passion Week) Spoiler alert: Jesus rose from the dead, as we’ll see in the next reading. Now we’ve established that, it’s useful to note from today’s verses – regarding events before the resurrection – how the gospel writers inserted important details … More Day 133: God gives us history as well as hope