Lost Opportunities…or Opportunities Lost?


New Testament Devotional Luke 15:1-32 – Lost Opportunities…or Opportunities Lost? Luke 15:1   Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming to hear him. 2 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:3   So Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Which one […]

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The Pharisees’ Rejection of Christ


The Roman rule of Judea began in 63 BC with the conquest of Jerusalem by Pompey. After capturing the city, killing the priests, and entering into the holy of holies, Pompey appointed a new high priest. A tax burden was placed on the Jews requiring tribute to Caesar. Antipater became governor and the city walls […]

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