Tag: Bethany

  • Why Mary of Bethany is My New Spiritual Hero

    I imagine you are familiar with the phrase “heroes of faith.” People like Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Paul, Barnabas, John, and—of course—Jesus often come to mind when discussing this phrase. Within the past couple of months, I have gained a new spiritual hero—Mary of Bethany. For most of 2013, our house church was studying the New Testament…

  • November 11 – The Final Week, Tuesday Morning

    Reading Matt. 21:20-22; Mark 11:20-33 Matt. 21:28-32 Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16 Matt. 21:42-46 Matt. 22:1-22; Luke 20:20-26 Matt. 22:23-33 Mark 12:28-34 Matt. 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37 Matt. 23:1-39 Mark 12:41-44 Devotional On Tuesday of the week before Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus and the apostles journeyed from Bethany to Jerusalem. They passed the fig tree Jesus had cursed…

  • November 10 – The Final Week, Sunday and Monday

    Reading John 12:12-13 Matt. 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16 Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44 Matt. 21:10-11; John 12:17-19 Mark 11:11-18; Luke 19:47-48 Matt. 21:14-16 John 12:20-36 Mark 11:19 Devotional As the Passover Feast of 30 A.D. approaches, Jesus finishes His journey to Jerusalem, knowing that He is marching towards His death. When the crowd…

  • November 9 – For the Love of Money

    Reading Matt. 19:3-12 Mark 10:10-27 Matt. 19:27-30 Mark 10:32-34; Luke 18:31-34 Matt. 20:20-23; Mark 10:35-45 Luke 19:1-10 Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43 Luke 19:11-28 John 11:55-57 Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-11 Devotional Jesus has begun His trip to Jerusalem, marching toward His quickly-approaching death. Along the way, He stops in Jericho and Bethany. In today’s…

  • November 8 – Jesus Raises Lazarus

    Reading John 11:1-54 Devotional Jesus had three friends who were brothers and sisters, Mary, Martha and Lazarus who apparently lived in the town of Bethany, which is about 2 miles from Jerusalem. (Note: This is likely the same Mary and Martha referred to in Luke 10:38-42 where Martha wanted Mary to help her prepare the…