Tag: priorities

  • The Cost of Following Jesus (Loving GOD More than Friends and Family)

    Jesus clearly stated, repeatedly, that there is a price to be paid for following Him. He told His disciples: 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…

  • September 26 – Preaching of Haggai and Zechariah

    Reading Hag. 1:1-15; 2:1-9 Zech. 1:1-6 Hag. 2:10-23 Devotional The prophets Haggai and Zechariah received important messages from GOD which they declared to the Israelites in 520 B.C. First, GOD tells Haggai to rebuke the people for focusing so heavily on their own houses that they had neglected rebuilding GOD’s house. He tells them this…

  • September 25 – Temple Construction Opposed

    Reading Ezra 4:6-6:13 Devotional From 536 to 522 B.C., construction of the temple was stopped. This happened for at least three reasons. First, the governing officials of Persia objected to Darius king of Persia. They wrote to Darius that they were afraid that if the walls and temple of Jerusalem were rebuilt, the people would…