Category: October

  • October 31 – Jesus Promises Conflict

    Reading Matt. 9:35-38 Matt. 10:1-15; Mark 6:7 Matt. 10:16-42 Matt. 11:1; Luke 9:6 Mark 6:14-16; Luke 9:7-9 Matt. 14:3-12a; Mark 6:17-29 Mark 6:30-33; Luke 9:10-11a; John 6:1 Devotional As Jesus traveled throughout the towns and villages He was moved with compassion because the people were harassed and helpless, like sheep with no shepherd to lead…

  • October 30 – Jesus, Don’t You Care?

    Reading Matt. 8:18-22; Luke 9:57-62 Mark 4:35-41 Mark 5:1-43 Matt. 9:27-34 Mark 6:1-6a Devotional 35 That day when evening came, [Jesus] said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with…

  • October 29 – Jesus Taught in Parables

    Reading Matt. 13:1-30, 36-43 Mark 4:21-29 Matt. 13:31-33, 44-52, 34-35; Mark 4:33-34 Devotional Jesus taught in a number of different styles, but the most common teaching technique that He used was parables. A parable is a short story which illustrates a moral truth or principle, often by comparing things commonly found in nature or human…

  • October 28 – Jesus’ Strong Rebukes

    Reading Luke 11:37-54; 12:1-59; 13:1-17 Devotional Jesus is very much a loving Person. He is GOD and GOD is love (1 John 4:8). Jesus demonstrated His great love and compassion every day He walked the earth, healing and teaching others, giving of Himself. It is equally important that we recognize that Jesus was very direct…

  • October 27 – Which One Loved More?

    Reading Matt. 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10 Luke 7:11-23 Matt. 11:7-15; Luke 7:24-50 Luke 8:1-3 Matt. 12:22-30; Mark 3:20, 22-27 Matt. 12:31-37; Mark 3:21, 28-30 Matt. 12:38-45; Luke 11:24-28 Matt. 12:46-50 Luke 11:33-36 Devotional Consider the following events from today’s Bible reading: 36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went…

  • October 26 – The Sermon on the Mount

    Reading Matt. 5:1-12 Luke 6:24-26 Matt. 5:13-42; Luke 6:27-31 Matt. 5:43-48; Luke 6:32-36 Matt. 6:1-34 Luke 6:37-42 Matt. 7:6-23; Luke 6:43-45 Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49 Matt. 7:28-29 Devotional After Jesus selected 12 apostles from His disciples, people came from all over the country to listen to Jesus and to be healed of various illnesses and…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…

  • October 24 – Jesus Begins the Great Galilean Ministry

    Reading Matt. 4:12-17; Luke 4:14-15 Luke 4:16-30 Luke 5:1-10a Matt. 4:18-22; Luke 5:10b-11 Mark 1:21-38 Matt. 4:23-25 Mark 1:40-45; 2:1-12 Devotional After Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been imprisoned by Herod, He returned to Galilee, staying in Capernaum. From this point forward Jesus began preaching repentance because the kingdom of heaven was near.…

  • October 23 – Jesus’ Early Work in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee

    Reading John 1:35-51; 2:1-25; 3:1-36; 4:1-54 Luke 3:19-20 Devotional Jesus gathered His first four apostles: Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael. Andrew had been one of John the Baptist’s disciples and had left John to follow Jesus. Andrew asked Jesus where He was staying, followed Him and spent the day with Him. Andrew went and found…

  • October 22 – Jesus is Baptized, Commended, and Tempted

    Reading Luke 3:1-6 Matt. 3:4-6 Luke 3:7-18 Matt. 3:13-17 Luke 3:21-23a Matt. 4:1-11 John 1:19-34 Devotional In about 27 A.D., John the Baptist received the word of GOD while in the desert. He then went into all the country around the Jordan River and preached baptism for repentance and forgiveness of sins. John’s mission was…