Category: Devotionals

Our Plans and God’s Will

In January 1957, the following quote by writer, journalist, and cartoonist Allen Saunders was published in Reader’s Digest magazine: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Those same words also appeared 23 years later in the lyrics of the…

The Math of Salvation: Confess + Believe = Saved

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9, ESV) Yesterday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the defining event of the Christian faith. Easter…

The Third Day: He is Risen Indeed!

“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:6, ESV) The forces of evil rejoiced as Jesus was laid in the tomb on that dark Friday. Their celebration continued as His body lay…

Holy Saturday: A Day on Which to Reflect

But he was pierced for our transgressions;  he was crushed for our iniquities;  upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,  and with his wounds we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray;  we have turned—every one—to his own way;  and…

The Passion of Jesus Christ: Friday

Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. (John 18:28, ESV) After a night during which He was betrayed, denied, arrested, tried, beaten, and mocked, Jesus was led from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium,…

The Passion of Jesus Christ: Thursday

Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed. (Luke 22:7, NLT) Luke’s account of the Passion of Jesus begins by pointing out that the Festival of Unleavened Bread – the Passover – had arrived. It was the time when…

Passion Week: The Days in Between, Part Two

On the second day following the triumphal entry, when Jesus and the disciples arrived in Jerusalem, they were immediately approached by the chief priests and the scribes, who challenged Jesus’ authority to do the things He had been doing. Jesus answered their question with…

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