2018 April

Hebrews 8:1-13

Introduction Hebrews 8:1-13: God gave Moses the plans for building the first sacred tent (Exodus 25:40). Israel’s priests offered sacrifices first at this tent, and later at the temple. But God create... Read More »

Hebrews 7:1-28

Introduction Hebrews 7:1-28: The author of today’s reading says that Jesus’ sacrifice was a new agreement with God’s people that extends beyond the promises God gave to Moses. The old agreement was ba... Read More »

Hebrews 6:1-20

Introduction Hebrews 6:1-20: Christ’s followers are warned not to turn their backs on God’s message but to be mature in their faith, living like people who expect to be saved. The writer reminds the p... Read More »

Hebrews 4:14-5:14

Introduction Hebrews 4:14-5:14: In today’s passage, the writer says that God made Jesus the great High Priest, who “became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him?” Later in the pas... Read More »

John 21:1-25

Introduction John 21:1-25: Jesus appears to seven disciples on the shoreline and shares a meal with them. He calls upon Peter to “feed the sheep” (verse 18), imploring Peter to care for Jesus’ followe... Read More »

John 20:1-30

Introduction John 20:1-30: When Mary Magdalene returns to Jesus’ tomb, she sees that the stone has been rolled away. She rushes to tell others, who confirm that Jesus is gone. Then Jesus appears to Ma... Read More »

Matthew 28:1-20

Introduction Matthew 28:1-20: An angel rolls the stone from the tomb, revealing that Jesus has been raised! The women rush to tell the disciples, and on the way, they encounter the risen Christ. Later... Read More »

Matthew 27:57-66

Introduction Matthew 27:57-66: Joseph of Arimathea buries Jesus’ body, and Mary Magdalene and the other Mary keep watch at the tomb. Pilate sends soldiers to guard the tomb as well, in order to preven... Read More »

Matthew 27:27-56

Introduction Matthew 27:27-56: Soldiers mock Jesus, nail him to a cross, and then gamble for his clothes. Passersby jeer and yell, and even the criminals crucified on either side of Jesus scorn him. J... Read More »

Matthew 27:1-26

Introduction Matthew 27:1-26: Jesus is taken to Pilate and questioned. He brings Jesus before a crowd and offers them the choice of freeing a criminal or freeing Jesus. The crowd calls for Jesus to be... Read More »

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