Passion Week: Day 5

Day 5 (Good Friday): Read Luke 23:1-49. There are so many interesting things about Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. Trumped up charges, proclaimed innocent by a Roman official, mocked by a hostile crowd, deserted by friends, these are just some of the unique things about Jesus’ death. On the cross, Jesus showed remarkable restraint as the.. read more →

Passion Week: Day 4

Day 4: Read Luke 22:7-34. Passover is the most important religious observance on the Jewish calendar. It is a celebration of God delivering the people of Israel from bondage in Egypt. In the observance, Moses and the wilderness wanderings are remembered. And, Jewish observers are reminded that a greater Moses, the Messiah, is still to.. read more →

Passion Week: Day 3

Day 3: Read Luke 22:1-6. The gospel accounts do not record Jesus’ actions on Wednesday. We know that he taught before crowds and then retreated to rest, but know very little else. What we do know is that Judas strikes a deal to betray Jesus for a price. Judas has always been misunderstood. Many imagine him,.. read more →