Coty Pinckney comments on Mark 15:6-15: Note here the irony of the release of Barabbas: Jesus is falsely accused of leading a rebellion against Rome; Barabbas did lead a rebellion against Rome. The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies. Pilate’s preference for not executing an innocent man is just that – a preference, … More The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies.
And the high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You make no answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” But He kept silent, and made no answer. Coty Pinckney on Mark 14:60-62 Frustrated, the High priest tries to get Jesus to incriminate himself. Jesus gives no … More Who is really on trial?
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”And going … More See the contrast between the choices of Jesus and the disciples?
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the … More How much do we value Jesus?
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord. Psalm 107:43 Pastor Coty Pinckney on Psalm 107- The first three verses constitute an introduction, giving us an overall theme. Then there are testimonies from four groups of people. There are testimonies from people who are frantic and … More Consider the steadfast love of the Lord
“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. Mark 13:9-10 ESV Pastor Coty Pinckney, in a … More Be on your guard and trust in God
And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’ David himself calls him Lord. So how is … More David refers to the Messiah as his Lord.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to … More Why does God love a cheerful giver?
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though [because] he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 Pastor Coty Pinckney on 2 Corinthians 8- What is the relationship between Jesus’ riches and His becoming poor? The usual translation … More Lessons in currency exchange
Coty Pinckney describes God’s solution to the sin problem, using an accounting analogy (2 Corinthians 5): But although God would be just to do away with every one of us, He chooses not to. He chooses to show His justice in another way, by providing the solution to our failure. [2 Corinthians 5] Verse 21 … More Debits and credits: An accounting lesson from 2 Corinthians