Day 119: The encouragement of chosenness

John 15:18-16:3 (spring AD 30, Thursday evening of Passion Week) Our experience of becoming a Christian involves choosing Christ, and we come from all kinds of different places to get there. Some through trauma, some in comfort; some through reason, some through emotion; some gladly, some with initial reluctance; some through reading, some through talking. … More Day 119: The encouragement of chosenness

Day 114: Wash someone’s feet today

John 13:1-20; (spring AD 30, Thursday evening of Passion Week) Humble, even humiliating, service for others, placing yourself lower in status than them, should be part and parcel of being a Christian. That’s the application Jesus gives in verses 12-15 for his washing of the disciples’ feet. The foot-washing itself was symbolically useful because it … More Day 114: Wash someone’s feet today

Day 109: No, you really don’t know when Jesus is coming again

Matthew 24 (spring AD 30, Tuesday of Passion Week) This passage contains one of the most hotly disputed passages in the Bible: “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel…then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…Let no one in … More Day 109: No, you really don’t know when Jesus is coming again

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