Monthly Archives: December 2014
Even after 12 months, reading about the resurrection never gets old! Each time I read it, I wonder what it would be like to have been there to witness it.
v. 44- In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. This implies both the men crucified with Jesus ridiculed him. This goes against other accounts which talk about only one man ridiculing … Continue reading
I knew Judas received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Christ because it fulfilled a prophecy in Zechariah. What I just read recently, though, surprised me. 30 pieces of silver was the going rate for a slave. The religious leaders … Continue reading
Something interesting I just noticed. Jesus starts this chapter by saying, “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” I take “At that time.” to … Continue reading
I had never thought of the shepherds as not being able to go to the temple, but it makes sense. The fact God chose them to announce the birth of the Savior is amazing. But it kind of fits. After … Continue reading
“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” … Continue reading
The idea of Jesus arriving among the sheep of Bethlehem (many of which would be sacrificed in the Temple), and Jesus being the last of the sacrificial lambs was a neat thought.
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” This statement of Jesus has the implication that we are going to be humbled one way or another. We can choose it, or have … Continue reading
“So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” I think far too often we do not always give to God what is God’s. We find other places for the things of God.