Devotionals

Word for the Day: Mother’s Day

~ The Word for the day today is for Mother’s Day from Proverbs ~ “Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.” Proverbs 23:22, New King James Version Since today is Mother’s Day, the word for the day is the verse found in Proverbs 23:22, This scripture admonishes children to do right by their parents to make them glad and to be the kind of children that waould make a mother’s heart glad. The English…

Word for the Day: Psalms 65:8

~ Psalms 65:8–You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy ~ They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy. — Psalms 65:8 New American Standard Bible – NASB 1995 Scripture contains several references to nature proclaiming the glory of God. Psalm 19:1 tells us, “The heavens declare the Glory of God, the skies declare the work of his hands.” (NIV) In Psalm…

Celebrating the Season of Easter

~ The period between now and Pentecost is called “the season of Easter.” ~  Celebrating the Season of Easter The Easter season is here. The ancient church calendar calls this day “the first Sunday after Easter.” The period between now and Pentecost is called “the season of Easter.” Pentecost always falls 50 days after Easter. What is the Season of Easter? The Season of Easter, also known as Eastertide, is the period of 50 days, spanning from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday….

The Real Reason We Celebrate Easter

~ Thoughts on the real reason we celebrate Resurrection Day and the Easter season ~ It’s Easter—the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Christ has overcome death. Hallelujah! The Reason We Celebrate Easter Yes, we celebrate our risen Lord today. But without His death, suffering and sacrifice there would be no resurrection. We celebrate His life, His death, and His resurrection today as well as the hope it gives of us an eternal life…

Easter: Christ Is Risen!

~ Easter: Christ Is Risen! He is risen indeed! ~ Resurrection Day, more commonly known as Easter, is arguably the most important holiday for on the Christian calendar. Our faith hinges on this cornerstone event. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death on the cross. Luke 24:6-7 tells us, “He has risen!” This one event defines our faith, that the Father loved us enough to send His Son, and the Son loved us enough to die for…

Good Friday: Jesus Before Pilot

~ Resurrection Week: Good Friday–The Gospel of Mark describes the events that led up to Jesus’ death ~ Jesus Before Pilate 15 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. 2 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 3 The chief priests accused him of many things. 4 So again Pilate asked him,…

Good Friday: The Cross

~ Good Friday: The Cross of Jesus ~ The prophet Isaiah spoke these words, foreshadowing the death of a Savior, about 700 years before the birth of Christ. In approximately 33AD, this prophecy was fulfilled. Jesus was arrested, questioned, brutally beaten, mocked, scourged, stripped, tried, passed back and forth between Pontus Pilate and Herod (the Roman and the Jewish leaders), found to be not guilty by Pilate who turned Him over to the Jews, fearing an insurrection; He was marched…

A Good Friday Reading & Prayer

~ A Good Friday reading from the Bible for Resurrection Week. ~ As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals — one on his right, the…

Maundy Thursday: The Covenant

~ Maundy Thursday: The Covenant of the Passover ~ Maundy Thursday: The Covenant Today is Maundy Thursday. Maundy means covenant. It is the day that Jesus shared the Passover meal with His disciples and gave them a new covenant. This covenant was one of freedom from death and was based on His sacrifice – that of His life in exchange for our sin! It is a greater covenant than the first because He, Jesus, as God incarnate, is the ultimate,…

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