Grace and Peace to you…

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:2) When you greet others who are Christians, how do you greet them? Do you have a sincere wish for them that God would give them grace and peace or do you greet them begrudgingly, perhaps because of something that… Read More

Blood on Their Hands

“And the people replied, saying, ‘His blood is on us and on our children!’” (Matthew 27:25)   If ever a people did not understand the eternal ramifications of a statement, here is a prime illustration. How foolish, how wicked, how hateful, how grievous a statement. Having been whipped into a frenzy by the chief priests,… Read More

To God be the Glory…Not to Man

“Now, when they were gathered, Pilate said to them, ‘Which would you desire that I should release to you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?” For he knew that it was from jealousy that they delivered him.” (Matthew 27:17-18) “And Pilate asked them saying, ‘Do you desire that I should release the King… Read More

To God be the Glory…not to Man

“Now, when they were gathered, Pilate said to them, ‘Which would you desire that I should release to you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?” For he knew that it was from jealousy that they delivered him.” (Matthew 27:17-18)   “And Pilate asked them saying, ‘Do you desire that I should release the… 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

Held by Christ (Luke 22:31-32)

“Simon, Simon, Satan has appealed to sift you like grain, but I have interceded regarding you in order that your faith might not fail. And at the point when you return, undergird your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32) Though Satan sought to sift, just as in the account of Job, Satan needs to ask permission. The word… Read More