Day 151: Playing the odds with the truth

Acts 5:27-42 (AD 30) Peter had previously told the crowd that they were responsible for the death of Jesus, albeit from a place of ignorance. Now in front of the religious leaders (the body known as the ‘Sanhedrin’, which included both Pharisees and Sadducees), he said “you killed [Jesus] by hanging him on a cross”(v.30). … More Day 151: Playing the odds with the truth

Day 141: The things that Jesus began to do

Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:1-11 (AD 30: during the 40 days after resurrection) After his resurrection, Jesus was on earth for forty days before he returned to heaven. He made a number of appearances, including the following, more or less in chronological order (we don’t know when all of them were): Mary Magdalene Peter … More Day 141: The things that Jesus began to do

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