John 7:6-7 (Pick Your Fight)

Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime. The world can’t hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil. (John 7:6-7) Read: 1 Kings 9:15 – 10:29, 2 Chronicles 1:14-17, 2 Chronicles 8:1 – 9:28 Relate: Pick your fights. That is a…

John 6:66-69 (Imagine)

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” (John…

John 6:22-24 (Searching for Jesus)

The next day the crowd that had stayed on the far shore saw that the disciples had taken the only boat, and they realized Jesus had not gone with them. Several boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the Lord had blessed the bread and the people had eaten. So when the crowd saw…

John 4:15 (Longing)

“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.” (John 4:15) Read: Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:1 Relate: A while back I was browsing around the internet mostly just wasting time when I “stumbled upon” A website that gave twenty-three reasons to become…

John 2:17 (For Your House)

Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” (John 2:17) Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 37:1 – 39:31 Relate: The word is ‘akal. Passion for God’s house will consume me. It will ‘akal me. The word means to devour. In the Tanakh (the Old Testament) the word appears over…

John 2:11 (The Wedding)

This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him. (John 2:11) Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 29:1 – 31:18 Relate: When I go to a wedding I am taking mental notes. What did I like? What didn’t I like? How would I have done something different?…

Calling Confirmed (9/26/13)

Read: Isaiah 48:12-50:11, Ephesians 4:17-32, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 24:5-6 I have said it: I am calling Cyrus! I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed. (Isaiah 48:15) Relate: I’ve never had one of those Macedonian calls. I’ve never had a dream, like Paul did, where someone is telling me to come and preach to him. It has…