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Archive for the 'Ministry of Jesus' Category

Mark 15: 16-21 The Mocking of Jesus by The Roman Soldiers

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Vs.16-20 The Roman soldiers came and led Jesus away to the Army headquarters in the Palace. Notice it says that the whole battalion was called in. Obviously they were concerned about any possible backlash from the followers of Jesus. Several soldiers were probably guarding Jesus when he was being judged by Pilate. They heard the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 5: The Context and The Main Characters

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Looking at:  Chapter 7:  The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism (Context) and  Chapter 8:  Jesus, Judas, and the Twelve in the Gospel of Judas (The Main […]

Mark 15:1-15 Jesus On Trial: Before Pilate

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

     Vs. 1-5 The Sanhedrin had made it’s decision. Now they send Jesus to Pilate hoping that he will agree to carry out their sentence. However, Pilate is not about to rubber stamp their condemnation. He proceeds to judge for himself. The Jewish leaders say that this Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah- an […]

Mark 14:54, 66-72 Peter’s Denial of Jesus

Monday, February 5th, 2007

     Vs. 54  All of the disciples of Jesus scattered at his arrest except Peter.  Verse 54 records that Peter followed the procession at a distance and even ventured into the courtyard of the high priest.  From that position, he was somewhat privy to the discussion of the Sanhedrin.  Usually the council held their meetings near the […]

The Gospel of Judas: A Response to the Overview

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

In the last article I presented an overview of the Gospel of Judas, based upon chapter six of Ehrman’s book: The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot.  I realize now that I should have included some kind of response and compared the contents to orthodox Christianity.  The following is adapted from an article I published in April 2006 when the […]

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #2: Repent

Friday, January 26th, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper  (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.) Jesus began his public ministry with the declaration: “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” (Matt. 4:17)  What is repentance? What does it mean, and more important, what did Jesus mean […]