Devotions (Page 3)

Devotions (Page 3)

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2019

John 19:38 After all this, Joseph of Arimathea (he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, because he was intimidated by the Jews) petitioned Pilate to take the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission. So Joseph came and took the body. If the video above does not play, click/tap: https://youtu.be/pBQ42AAacCE Faith In the Silence We call it Silent Saturday. We sit and wait and hope. Of course, we know that Sunday is coming; but the disciples didn’t know that. All…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2019

Mark 15:34 Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi Eloi, lema sabachthani” which means, “My God, my God why have you abandoned me?” If the video above does not play, click/tap: https://youtu.be/Ks6X16n2pI0 A Shared Suffering Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Maybe you didn’t say that out loud, but in your heart you felt it. There are times when we go through periods of deep and profound need but God doesn’t seem to be…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2019

Mark 14:61b-62 (MSG) Then the high priest asked (Jesus), “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, “I AM. And you will see the Son of Man seated I the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.” If the video above does not play, click/tap: https://youtu.be/aToyEptr8fI Confident in His Strength Throughout the second half of Jesus’ ministry, He taught the disciples that they would face opposition just as He…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 2019

John 15:11; 16:1, 4, 33 (MSG) I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy…so that you won’t abandon your faith…so that when they happen, you will remember my warning…so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, I have overcome the world. If the video above does not play, click/tap: https://youtu.be/m1ZjxiUzlQ0 Surrender to Peace As Jesus walked with His disciples from…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2019

John 12:1-9 (NLT) Then Mary took a 12 oz. jar of expensive perfume…and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance. But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray Him said, “That perfume was worth a year’s wages…Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial.” If the video above does not play, click/tap: https://youtu.be/IPoiiuntid8 To Give Our Purest Worship Mary and Martha gave…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – MONDAY APRIL 15, 2019

John 11:45-53 (NLT) Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw (the raising of Lazarus from the dead). But some went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the leading priests and Pharisees called the high council together. “What are we going to do?” they asked each other. “If we allow Him to go on like this, soon everyone will believe in Him. Then the Roman army will come and…

Devotions – Sat. April 13, 2019

John 14:16 (NIV) And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever… “The provision for the disciples’ future included a new dynamic: the Holy Spirit. He would be their advocate—to make the reality of God convincing to all men in the same way that Jesus did to his disciples. He would provide a fellowship with God even closer than they had experienced in the physical presence of Jesus.” Open up to…

Devotions – Fri. April 12, 2019

John 14:15  (NLT) If you love me, obey my commandments.   “Having assured the disciples that He was not deserting them but rather going before to prepare a place for them, Jesus proceeded to ask for their obedience.” Does the Lord have your whole heart? If so, you will obey Him. Love is the new motive for our lives; obedience to Him is the new standard for our activity.

Devotions – Thurs. April 11, 2019

John 14:7 (The Message) If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well… Philip interrupted Jesus. He wanted to see the Father as plainly as he could see Jesus. “Metaphysical distinctions and theological explanations meant comparatively little to him. He was slow to apprehend anything of an abstract nature; He was a practical man–not indifferent to spiritual truth, just baffled by it.” The human longing for a tangible God lies at the root of all idolatry. Man…

Devotions – Wed. April 10, 2019

John 14:5 (The Message) Thomas said, “Master, we have no idea where you’re going. How do you expect us to know the road?“ Thomas flatly contradicted Jesus. His was a false step in reasoning. “Solutions to human problems are never found in skepticism, but rather in the affirmation of faith. Jesus responded with a positive declaration on which Thomas could base his thinking: I am the way, the truth, and the life (v. 6). It is one of the greatest…

Devotions – Tues. April 9, 2019

John 14:1 (NLT) “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” As Jesus began His critical teaching to prepare His disciples for the coming challenge to their faith, various disciples interrupted with their questions. Like little children interrupting a parent who is trying desperately to teach them something for life-threatening situations, Jesus replies, and then reverts to His original line of thought. If we believe that a personal God exists, who is the redeemer…

DEVOTIONS – Mon. April 8, 2019

John 13:31 (NLT) As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into His glory”… The departure of Judas was a relief to Jesus because as long as Judas was there in the room Jesus could not talk freely about the important topics on His mind. “Judas had no understanding of His motives and mission. The other disciples were equally ignorant of Jesus’ real purpose, as their questions later…