2019 Day 22 – John 8-9

2019 Day 22 – John 8-9

Many times in Scripture we see comparisons made to light. In this passage, Jesus explains to us how to stay out of darkness. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12 KJV) We know he was not talking about the physical light and darkness that our eyes can see, but a more important light. His light…

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2019 Day 21 – John 6-7

2019 Day 21 – John 6-7

When Jesus walked on water toward His disciples, they were afraid.  “But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’” (John 6:20)  That was not the only time that He told them to not be afraid.  “And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)  If our focus is living like Christ, there…

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2019 Day 20 – John 4-5

2019 Day 20 – John 4-5

When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, He explained to her how we are to worship God. “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24 ESV) To worship in truth means to follow the examples found in Scripture. To…

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2019 Day 19 – John 1-3

2019 Day 19 – John 1-3

If someone states a person’s name and asks, “do you know him?”, what qualifies as knowing that person?  John tells us what it takes for us to each know Jesus.  “And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says ‘I know him’ but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By…

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2019 Day 18 – Matthew 26-28

2019 Day 18 – Matthew 26-28

In the time before Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested, he went by himself to pray three times. (Matthew 26:36,42,44)  Prayer life is another area of our lives that we should model after the Son of God.  Jesus did not pray just when He had needs.  We read of many other times that He prayed. Luke 5:16, 6:12, 9:28 are just a few of them.  His disciples must have seen how important prayer was to Him because in Luke 11:1,…

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2019 Day 17 – Matthew 23-25

2019 Day 17 – Matthew 23-25

We all have opportunity to give the Lord food and clothes and visit Him in time of need.  Jesus explains how when He is describing the final judgement: “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’…

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2019 Day 16 – Matthew 20-22

2019 Day 16 – Matthew 20-22

The Pharisees wanted to test Jesus and asked Him what was the greatest commandment.  His answer included the first and second: …“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)  If we follow those greatest commandments and have…

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2019 Day 15 – Matthew 17-19

2019 Day 15 – Matthew 17-19

In this section of scripture Jesus again speaks to His disciples about their level of faith. “He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.’” (Matthew 17:20 ESV) If the disciples who were right there with Jesus every day had to be…

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2019 Day 14 – Matthew 14-16

2019 Day 14 – Matthew 14-16

When Jesus walked on water, it was dark and the disciples were unsure if it was truly the Lord. Peter spoke to the One they saw, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” When Jesus told him to come, Peter was able to walk on the water! As the wind was blowing, Peter became afraid and began to sink. Jesus let Peter know what He thought about that. “Jesus immediately reached out his…

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2019 Day 13 – Matthew 11-13

2019 Day 13 – Matthew 11-13

The parable of the sower was one of the many parables taught by Jesus. (Matthew 13)  In that parable were four types of results from the seed that was sown.  First was one who heard the word but did not understand what he heard. (13:19)  The seed sown on rocky ground was one who was excited when he first heard, but once a little trouble came along, he went back to his old ways. (13:20-21)  The seed sown among thorns is…

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