Sunday, April 16, 2006

know his voice

This week is the final week of phase two of our church-wide Know His Voice reading project - a comparative reading of the Gospels. All seven of this week's readings concern Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

Today's readings are: Luke 23:16-25; Mark 15:6-15; Matthew 27:15-26 and John 18:39-40. These passages record how Jesus was sentenced to death.
Did you know Jesus' death under Pilate is recorded outside of the Bible? The Roman, pagan writer, Tacitus, refers (in about 115 A.D.) to Pontuis Pilate having sentenced to death the leader of Christians, Jesus Christ. You can read his comments online.