In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Greg Taylor shows how Jesus does not propose theories about the meaning of his death. He enacts concrete actions based in historical realities such as the Passover and the Exodus to show how he and his death are becoming the new liberation of Israel from the powers of evil.
Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Tree is one of the first Bible stories that Journey preacher Greg Taylor remembers. The little song tells the story, and Luke gives some of the same details, but there’s much more to this story in today’s Journey Bible Project blog.
Twice in this chapter we hear the voices of humble people crying out to the Lord, “God, be merciful to me . . .” What these two persons know is so vital to living in this new reality of the kingdom that Jesus is bringing. Read Luke 18 and discussion of this text in today’s Journey Bible Project Blog by Greg Taylor.
The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus has some horrifying imagery of the disparity of rich and poor, both in this life and the life to come. In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Greg Taylor looks at the parable Jesus told and what it said to original hearers and may say to us today about economics, salvation, and the life to come.
What are the skills that we need to interpret these chaotic times in 2019? In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Journey Preacher Greg Taylor leads us through Luke 12 where Jesus shows us face our fears and tap into the power of the living Christ for wisdom to live today.
One verse in Luke 11 has fascinated and captivated Journey Preacher Greg Taylor for thirty years. Find out what verse and why it’s important in today’s Journey Bible Project Blog. Share it with a friend with the social sharing buttons on the bottom or side of your page.
The Good Samaritan is a famous parable of Jesus that appears in Luke in what’s called “The Travel Narrative,” the portion after which Luke says Jesus “set his face resolutely toward Jerusalem.” From this point on Jesus is heading to die in Jerusalem, he knows it, and he’s letting his followers in on the plan. The story of The Good Samaritan is one of the most powerful theological and practical teachings of Jesus.
Maybe you’ve heard of the most famous of Jesus’s teachings, “The Sermon on the Mount,” but what is the what is the “Sermon on the Plain”? Find out in today’s The Journey Bible Project blog, as Greg Taylor explains five remarkable differences between these two tellings of the famous teachings of Jesus.
Why have humans historically pushed God away? In this insightful blog post, Greg Taylor introduces a useful resource for evangelism, the Jesus Film, and shows a clip of the episode in Luke 5 where Peter pushes Jesus away. Watch and listen to the powerful response of Jesus and hear this response for yourself as well when you push Jesus away.
What if you had six major confrontations in your first three months at your new job? You’d probably be fired, even if you were right. When Jesus begins his ministry, he immediately has has six major confrontations with powers of the world. What happens in each and how do they continue to instruct us today?
The last story of Samuel is a tough one, but it shows the importance again of learning and listening to God’s leading in all of our lives. We let out a big Journey “Thank you, sir!” to Gary Holloway, who wrote more than fifty, yes fifty devotionals on 1 and 2 Samuel! I don’t know of another source where you can get fifty devotionals on these important books on the lives of the first kings of Israel than The Journey Bible Project Devotional blog. Tell your friends and ask them to sign up for the daily blog posts they can receive by email.
When in 2 Samuel 23:1-39 David speaks about his kingdom, it sounds like bragging, but is it?