Tag: trial

  • December 12 – Paul before Felix, Festus and Agrippa

    Reading Acts 24:1-26:32 Devotional Now in custody of the Roman governor Felix, Paul defended himself against accusations by the chief priests, elders and teachers of the Law. Felix was very familiar with Christianity, referred to in the text as “the Way,” and he ordered Paul kept in prison for two years. Thankfully, Paul was allowed…

  • November 17 – Jesus is Sentenced to Death

    Reading Matt. 27:2; Luke 23:1-2; John 18:28-32 Matt. 27:11-14; John 18:33-38 Luke 23:5-12 Matt. 27:19 Luke 23:13-16 Mark 15:6-10 Matt. 27:20-21; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:18-19; John 18:40 Matt. 27:22-23; Luke 23:20-23 Matt. 27:27-30; John 19:1-15 Matt. 27:24-25 Luke 23:24-25 Mark 15:20; John 19:17 Mark 15:21-22 Luke 23:27-31 Devotional Yesterday we read how the Jewish high…

  • November 16 – Jesus is Betrayed, Arrested

    Reading Mark 14:32-34; John 18:1 Luke 22:41-45 Matt. 26:40-46 Mark 14:43-45; Luke 22:47-48; John 18:2-9 Matt. 26:50b-54; Mark 14:46-47; Luke 22:49-51; John 18:10-11 Luke 22:52-53 Matt. 26:56b; Mark 14:50-52; John 18:12-17, 19-23 Luke 22:54; John 18:18, 24 Matt. 26:69-72; Luke 22:55-58 Mark 14:55-64 Luke 22:63-65 Matt. 26:73-74a; Luke 22:59-60a; John 18:26-27 Luke 22:60b-62 Matt. 27:1; Luke…

  • September 25 – Temple Construction Opposed

    Reading Ezra 4:6-6:13 Devotional From 536 to 522 B.C., construction of the temple was stopped. This happened for at least three reasons. First, the governing officials of Persia objected to Darius king of Persia. They wrote to Darius that they were afraid that if the walls and temple of Jerusalem were rebuilt, the people would…

  • September 23 – First Return to Jerusalem

    Reading Ezra 1:1-4:5 Devotional Now that Cyrus King of Persia ruled the former Babylonian Empire, he made a great decree, in accordance with what the LORD had said: 2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:   All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build…

  • September 22 – Daniel in the Lions’ Den

    Reading Dan. 6:1-27; 1:21; 6:28 Devotional With Darius the Mede now in charge of Babylon, Daniel is promoted to the position of administrator and, along with two other administrators, is placed in charge over 120 satraps who ruled throughout the kingdom. Daniel excelled again in this role and Darius wanted to make Daniel in charge…