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15
Nov

Acts 7-8

Daily Reading Acts 7-8 Daily Thought Stephen was dragged into the council room, placed before the court, and asked questions about Jesus. He answered by opening the Scriptures and giving the chief priest and elders a lesson from their own history, from Abraham to Joseph to Moses to David. He then accused these “stiff-necked people” […]

14
Nov

Acts 4-6

Daily Reading Acts 4-6 Daily Thought For those who question whether Jesus is the only way to salvation, Jesus sought another way, as well, praying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me” (Luke 22:42). But there wasn’t another way and there isn’t another Savior, and only Jesus died for our sins. Peter […]

13
Nov

Acts 1-3

Daily Reading Acts 1-3 Daily Thought You would think seeing Jesus alive would fire up the disciples, empower them to take the good news of Jesus to the world. It simply didn’t happen that way. After Jesus rose from the tomb, the disciples locked themselves in a room “for fear of the Jews” (John 20:19). […]

12
Nov

John 19-21

Daily Reading John 19-21 Daily Thought Following the resurrection, Jesus made appearances to some of his followers. The disciples, minus Thomas, were gathered in a room when Jesus appeared to them. Later, when Thomas showed up, their excitement was evident, “We have seen the Lord!” People don’t just rise from the dead, so it was […]

11
Nov

John 16-18

Daily Reading John 16-18 Daily Thought Jesus stirred up conflict, but in him the world would find peace, and he told us so, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” […]

10
Nov

John 13-15

Daily Reading John 13-15 Daily Thought The end was near, when Jesus would speak the words, “It is finished,” and die for the sins of the world. He prepared his disciples now for what would follow, “that he had come from God and was going back to God” (John 13:3), so he grabbed a towel […]

09
Nov

John 11-12

Daily Reading John 11-12 Daily Thought Home was heaven, but Jesus let go and came to a world of sin and hurt, suffering and injustice, and most of all, death. His friend Lazarus lay dead and the sisters suffered and the crowds cried. “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” wailed […]

08
Nov

John 9-10

Daily Reading John 9-10 Daily Thought Jesus was accused of blaspheme because he claimed to be the Son of God. His response: just watch me and see if I don’t look like my Father; “If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even […]

07
Nov

John 7-8

Daily Reading John 7-8 Daily Thought In describing Jesus, the writer of Hebrews observed, “We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). The scribes and the Pharisees had caught the woman […]

06
Nov

John 5-6

Daily Reading John 5-6 Daily Thought Rumor of Jesus coming to town brought people out of their homes “and a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick” (John 6:2). Jesus put on a good show, the crowd was expectant, and again, Jesus did not disappoint. […]

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