Wimps of the Bible:  Pontius Pilate (part 2)

Wimps of the Bible: Pontius Pilate (part 2)

Last time we examined 4 different versions of the story of how Pontius Pilate reached the decision to sentence Jesus to be crucified.  While each version from the Gospels was slightly different they all conveyed the same basis message: Pontius Pilate was reluctant to...
Wimps of the Bible: Pontius Pilate (part 1)

Wimps of the Bible: Pontius Pilate (part 1)

Pontius Pilate gained infamy in the New Testament as the official who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus.  He earns a spot in our list of wimps because he had the power and authority to let Jesus go but he gave into the demands of the crowd and the Jewish religious...
Wimps of the Bible: Onesimus, Part 2

Wimps of the Bible: Onesimus, Part 2

The book of Philemon is a little letter Paul wrote to his friend asking him to take back a former slave, Onesimus, who had stolen from him.  There is a several valuable life lessons that we can glean from the 25 verses contained in the book.   Good things can...
Wimps of the Bible: Onesimus, Part 1

Wimps of the Bible: Onesimus, Part 1

If there is one thing wimps are good at, it’s running away from bad situations.  Today’s wimp is Onesimus.  Onesimus was a slave of one of Paul’s friend, Philemon.  Onesimus stole money from Philemon and fled.  While away he encounters Paul and Paul grows to view him...
Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 2)

Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 2)

While we’ve focused mainly on his interaction with his brother Esau, Jacob’s life shows that there is a lot we can learn about consequences…. God has a plan, he doesn’t need our help to make it work.  When Jacob was born, it was revealed to Rebekah that he would be...
Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 1)

Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 1)

Today’s wimp is a key figure early in the bible: Jacob.  Jacob’s life is covered in 25 chapters in the book of Genesis (Genesis 25 – 50).  That is major coverage for a man who was a thief, a liar, a coward and caused dissension among his children by openly showing...