But For The Grace Of God

When push came to shove, each had an opportunity to examine their own heart and say, “There but for the grace of God, go I.”

June 6 – Cannot Stop

Those who know me personally know that I have an uncanny ability to answer a question truthfully yet saying something far different than what it seems. Although my words might be true, their implication is a lie…

Information Gap

 Some of the disciples asked each other, “What does he mean when he says, ‘In a little while you won’t see me, but then you will see me,’ and ‘I am going to the Father’? And what does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand.” (John 16:17-18) Read: Matthew 19:1-30, Mark 10:1-31, Luke 18:9-30…

Not All Clean

Jesus replied, “A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you.” For Jesus knew who would betray him. That is what he meant when he said, “Not all of you are clean.” (John 13:10-11) Read: Ezra…

To The Very End

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. (John 13:1) Read: 1 Chronicles 3:19-24, Ezra 2:1 – 4:5,  Relate: “He loved them to the very…

Didn’t Get It

His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him. (John 12:16) Read: Job 28:1 – 30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, Psalm 42:1-11, Proverbs 22:7 Relate: Whenever I am reading something, I…

John 4:31-34 (What Is Your Cause?)

Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.” But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.” “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other. Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. (John…

John 3:23-25 (Pointless Debates)

At this time John the Baptist was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there was plenty of water there; and people kept coming to him for baptism. (This was before John was thrown into prison.) A debate broke out between John’s disciples and a certain Jew over ceremonial cleansing. (John 3:23-25) Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 14:1 –…