May 19 – Divine Claim

They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.” (John 10:31-33) Read: 1 Samuel 24:1 –  25:44, John 10:22-42, Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 15:20-21 Relate: One of the big arguments atheists sometimes use and Muslims frequently use to deny the divinity of Jesus is…

May 17 – The Son of Man is Enough

When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man? The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”  “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus. (John 9:35-38)…

Jesus is God

May 16 – I AM

My head says “yes” to these I am statements of Jesus, but does my life really back that up? Is Jesus my bread of Life? Or do I look to other sources for my provision? Is he the light through which I see my world? Or is he merely a tack on, an afterthought to my life?

May 14 – Religiousness

Read: 1Samuel 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 15:8-10 “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of…

May 5 – Never Thirst

Thirst is just a fact of life. Just like hunger, it comes and goes. When I satisfy the need, it goes away… for a time. This is true now, it was true two thousand years ago and it will be true into the future for as long as people inhabit the earth. So when Jesus spoke about drinking water that will take away your thirst forever, it almost seems impossible to imagine.

May 4 – Without Limit

Jesus spoke to demons and they fled. He spoke to dead girls and they sat up. He spoke to blind eyes, and they opened. He spoke to lepers and they were cured. He gave thanks to God and five thousand men (plus uncounted women and children) were fed from one little kid’s snack. Jesus speaks to sinners and they are forgiven. He is still speaking.

The Main Thing

When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.…