God’s Rulebook Hasn’t Changed

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2 Corinthians 4:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine […]

Parable of the Vineyard

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Isaiah 5:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Parable of the Vineyard 5 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. 2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower […]

Am I Simon?

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Acts 8:4-24 (The Scriptures 2009) Act 8:4  Then those who had been scattered went everywhere bringing the Good News: the Word! Act 8:5  And going down to the city of Shomeron Philip proclaimed Messiah to them. Act 8:6  And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he […]

The Empty Tomb is a Game-Changer

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Romans 5:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but […]

The Suffering of Jesus in the Old Testament

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Psalm 22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise. 22 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. 2 O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest. […]

God Calls Us To Be On Mission

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Matthew 28:16-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Great Commission 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on […]

The Day of the Resurrection

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Matthew 28:1-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jesus Is Risen! 28 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and […]

The Burial of Jesus Christ

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Matthew 27:55-66 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 55 Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. 56 Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Jesus Is Buried 57 When it was evening, there […]

Why Was Jesus’s Death Special?

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Matthew 27:45-54 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 And some of those who were […]