Tag: suffer

  • December 23 – The Roles of Christ

    Reading Heb. 1:1-6:12 Devotional Today we begin a three-day look at the book of Hebrews. This letter gets its name from the fact that it is clearly written to Christians with a Jewish background. We do not know the writer, the exact time it was written, nor the exact people to whom it was written.…

  • December 21 – Your Redemption Payment

    Reading 1 Pet. 1:1-5:14 Devotional The apostle Peter wrote two letters which are included in the New Testament. Peter is believed to have died in 64 A.D., which would mean that his two letters were written sometime before then. Peter was familiar with Paul’s writings and Peter’s first letter is addressed to GOD’s elect scattered…

  • December 16 – Philippians: Always Rejoice

    Reading Phil. 1:1-4:23 Devotional The fourth letter that Paul wrote while under house arrest in Rome was to the Christians in Philippi. The Philippians were one of the first congregations that Paul started when he preached the gospel there in the region of Macedonia. The Philippians had contributed money and other supplies to Paul’s needs…

  • December 12 – Paul before Felix, Festus and Agrippa

    Reading Acts 24:1-26:32 Devotional Now in custody of the Roman governor Felix, Paul defended himself against accusations by the chief priests, elders and teachers of the Law. Felix was very familiar with Christianity, referred to in the text as “the Way,” and he ordered Paul kept in prison for two years. Thankfully, Paul was allowed…

  • December 9 – Practical Life Lessons

    Reading Rom. 12:1-16:27 Devotional Today’s reading concludes Paul’s letter to the Romans. These chapters are filled with very helpful, practical wisdom from GOD. Let’s consider some of these principles for today’s devotional: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and…

  • December 5 – Christ’s Strength Perfected in Weakness

    Reading  2 Cor. 10:1-13:14 Acts 20:2-3a  Devotional Paul suffered greatly as an apostle for Jesus. He also was blessed immensely as a result of His obedience to Jesus’ call. In order for Paul not to become conceited (that is, to think too highly of himself—to be arrogant), he was given a thorn in the flesh to…

  • 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 17 – Jesus is Sentenced to Death

    Reading Matt. 27:2; Luke 23:1-2; John 18:28-32 Matt. 27:11-14; John 18:33-38 Luke 23:5-12 Matt. 27:19 Luke 23:13-16 Mark 15:6-10 Matt. 27:20-21; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:18-19; John 18:40 Matt. 27:22-23; Luke 23:20-23 Matt. 27:27-30; John 19:1-15 Matt. 27:24-25 Luke 23:24-25 Mark 15:20; John 19:17 Mark 15:21-22 Luke 23:27-31 Devotional Yesterday we read how the Jewish high…

  • November 16 – Jesus is Betrayed, Arrested

    Reading Mark 14:32-34; John 18:1 Luke 22:41-45 Matt. 26:40-46 Mark 14:43-45; Luke 22:47-48; John 18:2-9 Matt. 26:50b-54; Mark 14:46-47; Luke 22:49-51; John 18:10-11 Luke 22:52-53 Matt. 26:56b; Mark 14:50-52; John 18:12-17, 19-23 Luke 22:54; John 18:18, 24 Matt. 26:69-72; Luke 22:55-58 Mark 14:55-64 Luke 22:63-65 Matt. 26:73-74a; Luke 22:59-60a; John 18:26-27 Luke 22:60b-62 Matt. 27:1; Luke…