Devote Yourself to Prayer

In today’s Bible reading tells us that Jesus’ Disciples devoted themselves to … prayer. (Acts 2:42) So what does it mean to devote yourself to prayer? As a pastor, I receive emails from time to time asking me to complete a survey in exchange for an ebook. I completed one of those surveys two years…

Encountering the Risen Jesus

Dr. Luke describes the events of the first Easter Sunday Morning in today’s Bible reading. He begins with some of his disciples bringing spices to the tomb to prepare Jesus’ body for a proper burial. Because the Sabbath was only a few hours away when Jesus died, they only had time to place his body…

“Crucify Him!”

In today’s Bible reading, we hear the familiar chant from the crowd, “Crucify Him!” John records Jesus’ appearing before Pontius Pilate. The Jewish leaders urge Pilate to sentence Jesus to death. They tell the Roman ruler that he is no friend of Caesar if he doesn’t sentence Jesus to death. But Pilate doesn’t think Jesus…