This scene is filled with tension. Jesus has been brought to Pilate for sentencing since the Jewish leaders could not pronounce the death penalty. Pilate is curious because this message from his wife that she has had a dream and urges him to absolve himself from this case because the prisoner is an innocent men (19).Pilate has come to this conclusion himself and has tried to substitute another prisoner Barabbas but the leaders will have none of this.Read More
I remember once seeing a button that read, “If all the world’s a stage, then I want better lighting.” The first disciples had a different perspective. This world is the theatre for God’s glory. And God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That was Peter and John’s experience.
Luke gives us a snapshot of how they reacted under pressure.Read More power, pressure, courage, boldness
Pressure can be debilitating. It can cause us to shrink back, diminish our convictions, or shy away from difficult people. And yet, as followers of Jesus, we should expect it, especially from those who appear to disagree with us.
As Jude’s letter concludes, he continues to remind us to stay aware of people who will try …Read More pressure, loving others, depending on God