No Need to Roll the Dice Anymore

We begin reading through the book of Acts in our daily Bible reading; today is Acts 1. When I began my most recent sermon series, I pointed out that Acts 1:26 records the last time in the Bible that anyone “cast lots” to determine God’s will. A little background: In the Old Testament times, people…

Jesus Will Meet You

One thing that jumped out at me from today’s Bible reading in Mark 16 is “But go, tell his disciples and Peter, β€˜He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there just as he told you.’” Mark 16:7 (CSB) After the disastrous events of Judas’ betrayal and Jesus’ Crucifixion, the Disciples…

A Mob Mentality

Today’s Bible reading is Mark 15. It’s good to read chapters like this and compare what we read with what we believe. If you’ve been around church very long, you may have seen a Passion play that chronicles the last week of Jesus’ life. Normally the play portrays the masses of people welcoming Jesus on…

Beware the Betraying Lips

Even people who don’t believe in Jesus are familiar with the story (or at least the concept) of Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Peter’s denial of Jesus is also a familiar story to many of us. Both stories are part of today’s Bible reading in Mark 14. During the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus, we…