Today we continue on in chapter 27 and will talk about Jesus being mocked and crucified. As we progress through this very difficult part of the Gospel story I want to encourage you to yes, be sad about what Jesus endured for you. At the same time, be joyful for the salvation that he provided by willingly going to cross for us all!
Today we start chapter 27 and will talk about Judas hanging himself and Jesus' trial before Pilate. Today's reading is heavy but so amazing to think that we have eternity to benefit from it!
Welcome back as we finish up chapter 26 today. Our discussion will consist of Jesus' trial before the religious leaders and Peter's denial of Christ. It is a tough ending to a long chapter, but so many spiritual truths to apply to our lives in the midst of it all.
Today we will only talk about Jesus being betrayed and arrested. The worst betrayal in history happens by one of his disciples while the other 11 desert him. Today we get to witness the unconditional love of Christ as he continues to love his disciples despite all that happens.
As we continue in this lengthy chapter, today we will cover Jesus predicting Peter's denial and the other disciples deserting him, as well as Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. There are so many sad, but yet beautiful things going on as Jesus physical life is winding down.
Welcome back as we talk about the Last Supper today. We cover some of the details of the Passover Feast Celebration as well as how Jesus took this amazing festival and transformed it to one of the most intimate acts of worship for us as Christians today.
Welcome back as Pastor James' voice is back to normal. We will be catching up on our Study of Matthew so you should be seeing multiple recordings in the next several days. Thank you for staying with us as we start chapter 26 today and count down as Jesus is 3 days away from his crucifixion.
Today we finish up chapter 25 and will talk about the final judgement. This follows the parables that clearly communicate our need to be ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Even though the groom or the master was delayed, there is no excuse for us not to be ready for his return. Jesus communicates that judgement is coming and the ones who are ready will receive their eternal reward while the ones who aren't will receive their eternal punishment.
Today we will focus on the two parables of chapter 25. The common theme that Jesus is continuing to communicate to his followers is that they need to be prepared for his second coming. Are you?
Welcome back as we finish up chapter 24 today. This passage is particularly difficult to break down as there are several different stances on the signs given by Jesus. Follow along as Pastor James goes through them and prepares us to look for the Second Coming of Christ.