2019 Day 32 – Luke 11-12

2019 Day 32 – Luke 11-12

Jesus told His disciples not to be worried about anything because God is in control.  “And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.  For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.  Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” (Luke 12:29-31)  If we seek to serve Him like He told these disciples, our treasure and our…

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2019 Day 31 – Luke 9-10

2019 Day 31 – Luke 9-10

When Jesus was asked which was the greatest commandment, He gave the answer and also gave the second greatest commandment.  “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)  For Him to share with them the next commandment as well must mean…

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2019 Day 30 – Luke 7-8

2019 Day 30 – Luke 7-8

When a Pharisee named Simon questioned in his mind why Jesus would allow a sinful woman to wash his feet or even come close to him, Jesus answered him with a parable. “And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly…

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2019 Day 29 – Luke 5-6

2019 Day 29 – Luke 5-6

Do you remember the children’s song about the wise and foolish men each building a house?  The basis for that song comes from the mouth of our Savior.  “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on…

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2019 Day 28 – Luke 3-4

2019 Day 28 – Luke 3-4

The devil does not leave anyone out with his works of temptation.  One of his tactics is to catch his victims at their weakest point.  The tempting of our Savior that we read about in Luke chapter 4 happened after Jesus had not eaten for forty days.  I can only imagine how weak and hungry a person would be after not eating for that long.  What was the first thing the devil tried to get Jesus to do?  He challenged…

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2019 Day 27 – Luke 1-2

2019 Day 27 – Luke 1-2

When the angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus, Mary questioned how it would be possible. The angel’s answer was fitting then and is still fitting today. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 KJV) Later in this book Jesus makes a similar statement when asked about being saved. “And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. (Luke 18:26-27 KJV) When…

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2019 Day 26 – John 19-21

2019 Day 26 – John 19-21

After Thomas was told he missed the opportunity to see the resurrected Jesus, he made a statement that helped get him the nickname Doubting Thomas.  “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”  After Jesus showed him the scars, He contrasted Thomas’ faith to those who have not seen Him.  “Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed…

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2019 Day 25 – John 16-18

2019 Day 25 – John 16-18

Not long before Jesus was crucified, Pilate asked Him if He was King of the Jews.  Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.’” (John 18:36)  God’s word provides us with knowledge of the kingdom that Jesus was referring to.  “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to…

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2019 Day 24 – John 12-15

2019 Day 24 – John 12-15

Jesus told those around Him what would be a distinguishing trait for a disciple of His. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV) He later told what would show if love for Him was present as well. “If you love me,…

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2019 Day 23 – John 10-11

2019 Day 23 – John 10-11

Separation of the Bible into verses was done by men and the shortest verse we have contains only two words.  “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)  But those two words tell us a lot about our Savior.  He came to earth and lived as a man with the same feelings and struggles that we have.  “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are,…

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