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 30 – The Cross And The Sword

But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)  (John 18:39-40) Read: 2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:23, John 18:25 – 19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs…

Blasphemy

Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” 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: 2…

Starting Small

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. (Zechariah 4:10) Read: Zechariah 4:1-5:11, Revelation 14:1-20, Psalm 142:1-7, Proverbs 30:21-23 Relate: Small beginnings. Zechariah is talking about the beginning of the rebuilding of the Temple when God makes that prophesy through him. Those old enough were able to remember the former Temple. Those too young to…

Matthew 4:16 (God Remembers)

The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Matthew 4:16) Read: Genesis 8:1-10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23 Relate: It’s all gone. Everything. The entire world is just… gone. It’s all covered in water and being tossed about by storm. There are no people left.…

What Is Truth

Despite his completely average physical appearance, there was something about him. There was something in his bearing commanded attention.

“So” I said, “Are you supposed to be the king of the Jews?”

Lord Save Us

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” (John 12:12-13) Read: 2 Kings 25:8-21,…

Longing

Ricky Bobby likes that 8lb 6oz baby Jesus in a diaper. His son likes ninja Jesus fighting off evil Samurai, Cal likes tuxedo T-shirt Jesus, and each and every one of us have fashioned an image of God that we are most comfortable with. We are longing for a Jesus that will meet our own needs and expectations when He is offering us so much more.