A Valuable Lesson

Devotional Text: Acts 9:4 Have you ever had a life-changing day?  A day that, based on its events, would leave your life forever different?  Maybe the day you met your spouse or got married or your first child was born.  Maybe the day you made a decision or had an …

August 30 Bible Reading: Luke 23-24

Luke, like all of the Gospels, conveys the story of Jesus’ crucifixion in brief fashion.  How much more could be said about the murder of God’s sinless Son.  Luke is the one responsible for relating the conversation between Jesus and one of the thieves crucified with Him.  It’s also Luke …

Would You Like to See Him?

Devotional Text: Luke 23:8 Put Herod in the very long line of people who wanted to see Jesus.  There were lots of them weren’t there?  Zahcchaeus (Luke 19:2-3), Nicodemus (John 3:1-2), the sinful woman (Luke 7:37), Jairus (Mark 5:22), Greeks (John 12:21), many, many others, as well as numerous large …

August 29 Bible Reading: Luke 22

The plans of the religious authorities to eliminate Jesus finally come to fruition, thanks primarily to the cooperation of Judas.  Knowing full well what was about to transpire, Jesus went about His business of making His own final preparations, speaking plainly to the apostles about matters He felt critical at …

What is Jesus to You?

Devotional Text: Luke 22:11 What is your favorite title/name/designation for Jesus?  There are so many in Scripture: Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah, Savior, Good Shepherd, Great Physician, King, Bridegroom, Bread of Life, Light of the World, Lamb of God, etc.  Some are more prevalent than others, but it …

Reason to Rejoice

Devotional Text: Luke 10:20 Wouldn’t being an apostle have been marvelous?  To live and travel with Jesus day in and day out?  To listen to Him teach, to watch Him interact with people, to witness His great miracles, to see massive crowds follow Him everywhere, to just be in His …

Jesus’ Accounting Method

Devotional Text: Luke 21:3 The saying is common and memorable because it sounds nonsensical; less is more.  But more is also more, too, isn’t it? When Jesus sat and watched people in the temple place their monetary offerings into the receptacles of the treasury designed for such, he drew attention …