Monthly Archives: December 2014

Winter Break and Book Writing

As the Christmas Break kicks in for Moody I am reading scripture and writing the manuscript for Kelli and my book.  If you haven’t heard, Kelli’s article for Relevant Magazine,  ’20 Things I Wish I’d Known in My Late Twenties … Continue reading


John 20:1-10 Easter at Christmas: Easter Sunday Morning

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other … Continue reading


John 19:38-42 Easter at Christmas: Buried Like a King

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by … Continue reading


John 19:28-37 Easter at Christmas: Very Dead

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk … Continue reading


John 19:16-27 Easter at Christmas: Crucifixion

So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus … Continue reading

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John 19: 1-16 Easter at Christmas: Behold Your King

Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. 3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” … Continue reading


John 18:28-40 Easter at Christmas: Pilate

28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters.[e] It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate went … Continue reading


John 18:25-27 Easter at Christmas: Contrasting Peter and Jesus

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” 26 One of the servants of the high priest, a … Continue reading


John 18:19-24 Easter at Christmas: Injustice

19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said … Continue reading


John 18:12-18 Easter at Christmas: Denial

 So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14 It was … Continue reading