Devotionals

Holy Wednesday: The Impending Death

~ Holy Wednesday: The Impending Death of Jesus ~ Holy Wednesday is represented as the day it was recognized by some that Jesus must die. At a dinner a week before, Mary, the sister of Lazarus, breaks open a valuable bottle of perfume (worth about 300 pieces of silver) and pours it over Jesus’s feet to honor Him. This represents His value to her and is like a foreshadowing of embalming. Judas on the other hand, becomes angry and sees…

Holy Tuesday: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree

~ Holy Tuesday: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree for Not Producing Fruit ~ Holy Tuesday: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree Holy Tuesday. Jesus curses the fig tree that doesn’t produce fruit – the old order of religion, because He is the New Order and the New Temple. Jesus Curses a Fig Tree 18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it…

Holy Monday: The Authority of Jesus

~ Holy Monday, when Jesus shows His authority as King! ~ Jesus at the Temple 12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]” 14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when…

Palm Sunday: Jesus Comes As King

~ Palm Sunday: Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King ~ Today, Palm Sunday, launches Holy Week/Resurrection Week for Christians around the world as we prepare for Easter. Palm Sunday is the day that we remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey, where He was received like a king. Palm Sunday 21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will…

Easter: The Intentionality of Jesus

~ As I ponder over this Holy week & its events almost 2000 years ago, I am amazed at the intentionality of Jesus ~ Easter: The Intentionality of Jesus As I ponder over this Holy week and its events almost 2000 years ago, I am amazed at the intentionality of Jesus–the arrival at Bethany; the retrieval of the colt and donkey; the agitation of the Pharisees in the cleansing of the temple and in His answers of their questions; the…

Word for the Day: Fight with the Sword of the Spirit

~ Fighting the enemy with the Sword of the Spirit ~ The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when…

30 Days to Focus on Spiritual Fitness for the New Year

~ 30-Day Devotional for the New Year from Bully Graham Association ~ It’s that time when many people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve been stuck in a spiritual rut—or you want to draw closer to the Lord. The Billy Graham Assn. invites you to take part in our free “30-Day Spiritual Boot Camp,” which will help you commit to spending time each day in prayer and Scripture. This digital resource—featuring Biblical wisdom from Billy, Franklin, and Will…

YouVersion 2023 Verse of the Year

~ The YouVersion 2023 Verse of the Year is Isaiah 41:10 ~ The New Year is almost here as this year comes to a close. The end of the year is a time to reflect on the old year and look to the new. One of the best ways to do this is through scripture. The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community during 2023 is… “So do not fear, for I am with you;…

Christmas, Prophecy Fulfilled!

With Christmas season at its peak, I find it helpful to remind myself of why I am celebrating. If I don’t stop and do this I can easily get caught up in the world’s rush and forget the One who I need to be honoring! A great way for me is, reading the prophecy of Christ, in the Old Testament and following it up with the fulfillment in the New Testament. This is powerful in strengthening my faith and my…

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