Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020


John 12:37-37       NIV

November 30, 2020 – Monday  John 12:37-43       NIV 37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in Him.  38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere (53:1): 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their…

Philippians 4:5-7      NIV

November 27, 2020 – Friday  The Day After Thanksgiving Day Philippians 4:5-7      NIV 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Comment In the NIV, this is the last verse containing the word thanksgiving and it is somewhat unusual. Why…
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Thanksgiving Day 2020

November 26, 2020 – Thursday  Thanksgiving Day Psalm 69:30      NIV I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 100:4      NIV Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 1 Corinthians 10:16      NIV Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Comment…

Ezra 3:11      NIV

November 25, 2020 – Wednesday  Thanksgiving Eve Ezra 3:11      NIV 11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. Comment Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, today is Thanksgiving Eve, and of course Friday is the day after Thanksgiving so in honor of Thanksgiving I would like to do three days…

John 12:35-36       NIV

November 24, 2020 – Tuesday  John 12:35-36       NIV 35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When He had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid Himself from them. Comment Jesus spoke the above in reply…

John 11:45-47       NIV

November 23, 2020 – Monday  John 11:45-47       NIV 45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in Him.  46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.  47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs.  48 If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe…

Acts 7:22       NIV

November 20, 2020 – Friday  Acts 7:22       NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. Comment Once again, a change as a result of a Bible Study. Last night we looked at Acts 7:1-29, the first half of Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin. In that speech we read verse 22, Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action, which resulted in a question.…

John 11:35-36       NIV

November 19, 2020 – Thursday  John 11:35-36       NIV 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” Comment Before going into the verses, it should be noted the verse Jesus wept is often thought of as the shortest verse in the Bible. It is not, instead it is tied with 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Rejoice always as the shortest. More details are here where you find the next shortest verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Pray unceasingly. Now let us look at our verses for…

John 11:14-15       NIV

November 18, 2020 – Wednesday  John 11:14-15       NIV 14 So then He told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,  15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” Comment Jesus’ comments above followed this exchange between Him and His disciples (v11-13), “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”  His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”  Jesus had been speaking…

Psalm 60:11-12       NIV

November 17, 2020 – Tuesday  Psalm 60:11-12       NIV 11 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. 12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Comment This is a real change of subject brought about by Monday evening’s Bible Study where eight of us discussed the twelve verses of Psalm 60 for over an hour. The Psalm is about King David turning to God and acknowledging his need for God’s help if…

John 10:40-42       NIV

November 16, 2020 – Monday  John 10:40-42       NIV 40 Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There He stayed,  41 and many people came to Him. They said, “Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.”  42 And in that place many believed in Jesus. Comment Last Friday we concluded with Jesus making the following irrefutable statement (v36-38), Why then do you accuse Me…

John 10:22-27       NIV

November 13, 2020 – Friday  John 10:22-27       NIV 22 Then came the Festival of Dedication (aka Hanukkah) at Jerusalem. It was winter,  23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.  24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in My Father’s name testify about Me,  26 but you do…
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