Tag: Pharisees

  • November 25 – Simple Christianity

    Reading Acts 13:1-15:35 Devotional Sometime after Saul and Barnabas returned from Jerusalem to Antioch, the Holy Spirit spoke to the church leaders there and called Saul and Barnabas for a mission. After they finished fasting and praying, the church leaders there laid hands on Saul and Barnabas and sent them off to the work the…

  • November 21 – Persecution of Christians Begins; the Church Grows

    Reading Acts 3:1-6:7 Devotional One day Peter and John healed a crippled beggar outside one of the gates of the temple court. The man got and leaped and jumped around, praising GOD. Everyone recognized the man and were amazed at what happened to him. A crowd gathered there as people realized what happened, and Peter…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • 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 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…

  • November 4 – If Anyone is Thirsty

    Reading John 7:2-8:11 Devotional Six months before His crucifixion, Jesus went to Jerusalem to attend the Feast of Tabernacles, one of three ceremonial feasts of the Jews. Halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple and began to teach. People were amazed at Jesus’ teachings because they didn’t think He could know so…

  • November 2 – Jesus Feeds 4,000 People

    Reading Matt. 15:21-31; Mark 7:24-37 Mark 8:1-10 Matt. 16:1-12; Mark 8:11-21 Mark 8:22-26 Devotional Not long after Jesus fed a group of over 5,000 people, He fed another crowd of about 4,000 people. Jesus said: 2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.…

  • 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…