April 13, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only two chapters to read, read Luke 23 carefully and meditate over it!

April 13: Luke 23Judges 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 23. This is it, the second most important day in the Christian calendar. Jesus is on trial before Herod and Pilate. Pilate is trying to wiggle out of sentencing Jesus by setting one condemned free on Passover. The crowd chooses Barabbas over Jesus, so Jesus is sentenced to be crucified.   On the cross Jesus says the famous “Seven Last Words”, then he dies and is buried before sundown.

Judges 9. The Bible tells it as it is, warts and all. So is the story of Abimelech’s Conspiracy and the parable of the trees. All the evil led to Abimelech’s Downfall. A take home from this chapter is his last words, after his skull was cracked by a millstone, dropped by a woman. “Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him.”

 

January 20, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there is only one chapters, but it deserves to be digested by itself

January 20: John 19 (click on the chapter to read it)

I took the liberty to incorporate all the seven words of Christ on the cross. This requires to take passages from the Gospel of Luke, as well as from the Gospel pf Matthew or Mark. It helped me a lot to get the time-order of events as well as the completeness of Christ substitutionary sacrifice on the Cross and the completeness of it.

 

Luke 23, Jesus before Herod and Pilate, the Crucifixion, the “Seven Last Words”, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.

Luke 23, Jesus before Herod and Pilate, the Crucifixion, the “Seven Last Words”, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.