Posts By: Bradley Mooney

Good Friday

Good Friday – the 15th of Nisan After celebrating the Passover, Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. He stood trial through the night before the Sanhedrin, Pontus Pilate, and Herod Antipas. Then he was beaten and handed over to be crucified. The Son of Man was lifted up at 9 AM this morning, so that everyone who… Read more »

The Passover

Thursday – the 14th of Nisan The time to celebrate the Passover is at hand, and earlier today Jesus gave his disciples instructions on where they should make preparations. Mark 14:13-16 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever… Read more »

Spy Wednesday

Spy Wednesday – The 13th of Nisan After spending the night with his disciples east of the temple, Jesus returns to the city this morning from the Mt. of Olives. “And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.” Luke 21:38 As Jesus continues to make himself “visible” as the true… Read more »

Christ Curses the Fig Tree

Tuesday Morning – The 12th of Nisan Yesterday Christ drove the “corruption” out of the temple. Before that, something interesting happened on the way into Jerusalem. Jesus and his disciples walked by a fig tree in bloom, and Jesus cursed it. Mark 11:13-14 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to… Read more »

Cleansing the Temple

Monday – The 11th of Nisan Jesus returns to the temple courts this morning to finish what he started three years prior. The record of the first cleansing of the temple is found in John 2 and occurred shortly after Jesus’ baptism. John 2 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up… Read more »

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday – The 10th of Nisan As they have for 1,000 years, all of Israel is gathered in Jerusalem to remember when the Angel of Death passed over the houses marked by the blood of the lamb in Egypt. And as they have done every 10th of Nisan, the Jewish people go out to the fields… Read more »

Wrestling with God

Daily Reading – Genesis 32 Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. – C.S. Lewis The Angel of the Lord tracks Jacob down and engages him in a no-holds-barred wrestling match…. Read more »

Rachel and Leah

Daily Reading – Genesis  29 In chapter 28 we saw Jacob’s conversion. God met with Jacob in his moment of despair and offered him hope through the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant. In Galatians, Paul explains that the promises contained in the covenant were the very promises of the Gospel. Galatians 3:8  Scripture foresaw that… Read more »

Jacob’s Ladder

Daily Reading – Genesis 28 “Two nations are in your womb,     and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other,     the older shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23 “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” -Esau, Genesis 27:41 God promised… Read more »

Jacob and Esau

Daily Reading – Genesis 25:19-34 & Genesis 27 The role reversal that takes place between Jacob and Esau would have been shocking in the patriarchal society where they grew up. However, despite Jacob’s deception, we learn that it was God’s unconditional election that chose Jacob to be the one through whom the promises made to… Read more »