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