Crucify! Crucify!

“Thus, when they saw him, the chief priests and the assistants screamed out, ‘Crucify! Crucify!’ Pilate said, ‘Take him yourself and crucify, for I find no cause in him.’” (John 19:6) Pilate is playing a dangerous political game with the Jews at this point. On one level, his contempt for being manipulated by these Jewish… Read More

False Witnesses

“Now the chief priests and the whole of the Sanhedrin were looking for a false witness against Jesus so that they might put him to death. Yet, though many false witnesses came forward, none could be found until eventually two emerged.” (Matthew 26:59-60)   “Now the chief priests and the whole of the Sanhedrin were… Read More

The Love of Money…

“And the servant brought out items of silver and items of gold, also garments and gave them to Rebekah. Precious gifts he also gave to her brother and to her mother.” (Genesis 24:53)   For some reason, the ESV, the NIV, and the KJV translations have chosen to render the word yIlÚVk (keliy) as “jewels”… Read More

Transformation

“You love evil over good; A lie over speaking righteousness. Selah!” (Psalm 52:5 {verse 3 in English Translations})   Selah! Indeed, Selah! We arrive at the first stanza break and we begin to ready ourselves for the affirmation that God’s name will be vindicated; David is moving from despair over what has taken place to… Read More

Why Doesn’t God Just Obliterate the Devil and thus Get Rid of Evil?

Why doesn’t God just obliterate the Devil?               One of the projects that we engage in at Rocky Bayou Christian School is that of helping to train students how to defend their faith when it is challenged.  One of the ways in which we do so is to pose questions to the student body… Read More