Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

Mark

Mark 9:21-24

August 31, 2020 – Monday                                               Mark 9:21-24     NIV 21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” 23  “If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible…
Mark

Mark 5:36

August 28, 2020 – Friday                                 Mark 5:36     NIV 36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Comment Jesus is speaking to Jarius, a synagogue leader, who is pleading with Him to save his dying daughter. He said (v23) My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live. So, Jesus…
Mark

Mark 1:14b-15

August 27, 2020 – Thursday                     Mark 1:14b-15     NIV 14b Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.  15 “The time has come,” He said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Comment Another word for proclaiming is preaching, so we may say Jesus went into Galilee, preaching the good news of God. No matter which gospel you read it is easy to forget Jesus was a preacher. And what He…
Matthew

Matthew 24:38-44

August 26, 2020 – Wednesday Matthew 24:38-44 NIV 38 Two rebels were crucified with Him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at Him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law…
Matthew

Matthew 24:21-27

August 25, 2020 – Tuesday             Matthew 24:21-27     NIV 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For…
Matthew

Matthew 21:32

August 24, 2020 – Monday                             Matthew 21:32     NIV 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him. Comment Our verse of the day is the concluding verse of the Parable of the Two Sons which Jesus put…
Matthew

Matthew 21:24-26

August 21, 2020 – Friday      Matthew 21:24-26     NIV 24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer Me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of…
Matthew

Matthew 21:22

August 20, 2020 – Thursday        Matthew 21:22     NIV 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22    ESV 22 And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. Comment Let us begin with some context beginning in verse 18. It is there we find Jesus and His disciples were on their way into the city and they were hungry. Because of His hunger Jesus went up to a fig tree, but found…
Matthew

Matthew 18:6

August 19, 2020 – Wednesday                                                       Matthew 18:6    NIV 6 If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in Me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:6     ESV 6 but whoever…
Matthew

Matthew 9:28

August 18, 2020 – Tuesday                                                                       Matthew 9:28     NIV 28 When He had gone indoors, the blind men came to Him, and He asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied Comment For context here are the surrounding verses 27 As…
Matthew

Matthew 8:13

August 17, 2020 – Monday                                                                       Matthew 8:13     NIV 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.   Comment Wow! Today we move into the New Testament with its 270 occurrences of…
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:5-6

August 14, 2020 – Friday                                                               Habakkuk 1:5-6     NIV 5  Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. 6 I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize…
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