AuthorDaniel Ralph

Sunday, AD33: He is Risen


He is Risen We see the death of death in the death of Christ and His resurrection proclaims his victory and those who believe in Him though they die, yet shall they live. Reflecting on Thomas and the Guards Thomas was one of the disciples as we know – who wanted to see Jesus for himself in order to believe. What Jesus says after He appears to Thomas is very important for us to hear – He says...

Saturday, AD33: Guard the Tomb


Guard The Tomb An empty tomb is not the same as a bodily resurrection, nevertheless, the Chief Priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate with their concerns, one of which was that the disciples would steal Christ’s body. Pilate tells them “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can”, and they did. They sealed the stone and set a guard in place (Matt 27:66). We...

Friday, AD33: Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion


After Jesus had finished praying in the garden of Gethsemene a great crowd came to arrest Him. In order to arrest Him, He had to be identified. Judas, a follower of Jesus betrayed him with a kiss and in doing so identified the one who was to be arrested. This would have taken place in the very early hours of Friday morning, while it was still dark and the speedy trial in the palace of Caiaphas...

Thursday, AD33 1 Day before the crucifixion


The time has come for Jesus to depart the world via the crucifixion and what takes place in these final hours is intense on every level. The disciples are instructed to prepare the Passover and in doing so they will find a man carrying a water jug on his head as means of identifying who it is they are to meet to make these preparations. Over these next hours, the disciples will be shocked when...

Wednesday, AD33: 2 Days before the crucifixion


Parents know that when their children are in a different room and all goes quiet, something is up. Wednesday is a quiet day but the plot to kill Jesus is being planned and Jesus is continuing to teach in the Temple. The chief priests and the elders and gathered in the palace of the high priest. Caiaphas (the high priest) along with the others are planning to arrest Jesus as quietly as possible...

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