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Day 161 – The Crucifixion of Christ

Day 161 – The Crucifixion of Christ

Thoughts and reflection In today's reading, we learn that on the cross Jesus demonstrates that he experiences our pain out of love for us, taking upon himself for our sins and the death of those sins bring us. The cross is a symbol of the devastating effects of sin...

Day 160 – Jesus Warns the People

Day 160 – Jesus Warns the People

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn that Jesus warns that the Temple will be destroyed and he also promises that those who follow him will be persecuted. This is true for the Church in every age. People are indifferent to Jesus and the Church and in...

Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn about the days leading up to Jesus' betrayal. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem where he will face the final days of his life. Jesus knows he will have to fulfill the scriptures and endure his passion, death, and...

Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn about the Transfiguration. Moses and Elijah represent the Old Covenant. Jesus shows us that he is not just another leader or prophet and all of humanity will judge him. The apostles argue about which of them is...

Day 157 – Following Jesus

Day 157 – Following Jesus

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for rejecting the commandments of God in favor of their traditions. For example, God commands them to honor their father and mother by taking care of them in their old age. Some Pharisees allowed people...

Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

Thoughts and Reflection In today's readings we learn that Jesus sends the deamons into a heard of two thousand pigs. For Jesus, one person is worth more that two thousand pigs -- even though pigs are valuable during that time. The world is under the dominion of sin...

Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading we learn that the synagogue elders are watching Jesus to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus asks them if it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath. They remain silent and Jesus looks at them with anger. This is a good...

Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the reading we start the Gospel of Mark. Most scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is the account of Apostle Peter's experiences. We are all called to pick up our crosses and follow him daily like he asked his disciples to follow...

Royal Kingdom Recap

Royal Kingdom Recap

153 days in the Bible in a Year Journey we wrapped up the Royal Kingdom. This is a wondrous time in Israel's history. The twelve tribes are united as a nation and a permanent temple is built in Jerusalem for them to worship the Lord. Their lack of trust in God leads...