Picture curiosity of Darrell Watts II
Saturday, October 16, 2021 42-45 Late in the afternoon, since it was the Day of Preparation (that is, Sabbath eve), Joseph of Arimathea, a highly respected member of the Jewish Council, came. He lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God. Working up his courage, he went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ … Continue reading “The Right Thing”
Friday, October 15, 2021 37-39 But Jesus, with a loud cry, gave his last breath. At that moment, the Temple curtain ripped right down the middle. When the Roman captain standing guard in front of him saw that he had quit breathing, he said, “This has to be the Son of God!” Taken to a … Continue reading “Last Words”
Thursday, October 13, 2021 31-32 The high priests, along with the religion scholars, were right there mixing it up with the rest of them, having a great time poking fun at him: “He saved others—but he can’t save himself! Messiah, is he? King of Israel? Then let him climb down from that cross. We’ll all become believers … Continue reading “Love Your Enemies”
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 25-30 They nailed him up at nine o’clock in the morning. The charge against him—the king of the jews—was scrawled across a sign. Along with him, they crucified two criminals, one to his right, the other to his left. People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: … Continue reading “Never Too Late”
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 The Crucifixion 21 a man was walking by, coming from work, Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. So they made him carry Jesus’ cross. 22-24 The soldiers brought Jesus to Golgotha, meaning “Skull Hill.” They offered him a mild painkiller (wine mixed with myrrh), but he wouldn’t take … Continue reading “In Remembrance of Me”
Monday, October 11, 2021 16-20 The soldiers took Jesus into the palace (Praetorium) and called the entire brigade. They dressed him up in purple and put a crown plaited from a thornbush on his head. Then they began their mockery: “Bravo, King of the Jews!” They banged on his head with a club, spit on … Continue reading “The Disrespect”
Sunday, October 10, 2021 11-12 But the high priests by then had worked up the crowd to ask for the release of Barabbas. Pilate came back, “So what do I do with this man you call King of the Jews?” 13 They yelled, “Nail him to a cross!” 14 Pilate objected, “But for what crime?” … Continue reading “People Pleasing”
Saturday, October 9, 2021 6-10 It was a custom at the Feast to release a prisoner, anyone the people asked for. There was one prisoner called Barabbas, locked up with the insurrectionists who had committed murder during the uprising against Rome. As the crowd came up and began to present its petition for him to … Continue reading “Loyal To The Wrong Leaders”
Friday, October 8, 2021 Standing Before Pilate 15 At dawn’s first light, the high priests, with the religious leaders and scholars, arranged a conference with the entire Jewish Council. Then, after tying Jesus securely, they took him out and presented him to Pilate. 2-3 Pilate asked him, “Are you the ‘King of the Jews’?” He … Continue reading “Time Wasting”
Thursday, October 7, 2021 62-64 After sundown, the high priests and Pharisees arranged a meeting with Pilate. They said, “Sir, we just remembered that that liar announced while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will be raised.’ We’ve got to get that tomb sealed until the third day. There’s a good chance his … Continue reading “Keep At The Plan”
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