Tag Archives: Pilate

April 15 – “But I’m So Much Better Than They Are”

1 Samuel 27-29 Luke 13:1-22 “What about those eighteen people who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were more sinful than all the others who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But … Continue reading

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February 16 – Dead, As In Doornail Dead

Leviticus 19-20 Matthew 27:51-66 “He put Jesus’ body in a new tomb that he had cut out of a wall of rock, and he rolled a very large stone to block the entrance of the tomb. Then Joseph went away. … Continue reading

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February 15 – We Can Choose Our Reaction

Leviticus 17-18 Matthew 27:27-50 “But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died.” (Matthew 27:50 NCV) He had endured the kangaroo court of the Sanhedrin. He’d been used as a pawn in the struggle between Pilate and the … Continue reading

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February 14 – Above All Else, Guard Your Heart

Leviticus 15-16 Matthew 27:1-26 “Early the next morning, all the leading priests and elders of the people decided that Jesus should die. They tied him, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate, the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Such simple, … Continue reading

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September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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September 18 – Unwinnable Arguments

John 18:38-19:16; 2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 85 You’ve probably heard the story of the guy who saw someone hitting their head against a brick wall and ran over to stop him from doing that. After he stopped the guy, he … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … Continue reading

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July 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … Continue reading

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April 7 – Keep On Loving

Matthew 27:32-66; Deuteronomy 7-8; Job 7 People don’t change their minds easily. Research shows that it is much easier to use information to reinforce a belief that is held, no matter how tenuous that belief might be, than it is … Continue reading

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