Blue Laws

Luke 23:56(b) “But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.” Observation: Jesus had been crucified, after which Joseph of Aramathea had removed the body from the Cross, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a garden tomb. John expands the story to...

Heavenly Waiter

  Luke 22:19, 20 “This (bread) is my body given for you, do this in remembrance of me.” “…He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’” Observation: Jesus and the disciples have just shared their last Passover....

Jackpot!

Matthew 26:14 “Then one of the twelve…the one called Judas Iscariot…went to the chief priests and asked “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” Observation: It was two days before Passover, and the chief priests and elders assembled in Caiaphas’...

Country Boys’ Bling

Matthew 24:2 “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Observation: Four verses earlier Jesus had mourned over Jerusalem’s coming destruction, saying He had longed to protect her “as a hen gathers her chicks...

Shovel At The Ready

John 12:19 “…See, this is getting us nowhere.” Observation: Jesus had entered Jerusalem to the adulation of great crowds made all the larger by those clambering to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. In growing alarm the watching Pharisees said, “See,...