Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

Acts

Acts 10:39-43       NIV

December 31, 2020 – Thursday  Happy New Year’s Eve Acts 10:39-43       NIV 39 “We are witnesses of everything He did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed Him by hanging Him on a cross,  40 but God raised Him from the dead on the third day and caused Him to be seen.  41 He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with Him after He…
Acts

Acts 9:40-43       NIV

December 30, 2020 – Wednesday  Acts 9:40-43       NIV 40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.  41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.  42 This became known all over Joppa, and many…
Acts

Acts 9:26-30       NIV

December 29, 2020 – Tuesday  Acts 9:26-30       NIV 26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.  27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.  28 So Saul…
2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 20:15        NIV

December 28, 2020 – Monday  2 Chronicles 20:15        NIV 15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Comment Why this verse today? I was listening to and watching Ravi Zacharius on youtube on Who is God? At the 41 minute mark Zacharius quotes a prayer asking for rescue against a vast army…
Micah

Micah 5:2       NIV

December 25, 2020 – Friday  Merry Christmas Micah 5:2       NIV 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Comment Ask almost any Christian where Jesus was born and they will reply Bethlehem, but as the verse above tells us, it was Bethlehem Ephrathah (f-ruh-thuh) which is identified as a few miles south-southeast of Jerusalem.…
Acts

Acts 8:12       NIV

December 24, 2020 – Thursday  Acts 8:12       NIV 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.  Comment But?  Why does the verse begin with But? Well, first a bit of context. Philip was in a city in Samaria and Samaria was a region Jews normally avoided as best they could as they discriminated against Samarians as half-breeds and not…
Acts

Acts 5:12-16       NIV

December 23, 2020 – Wednesday  Acts 5:12-16       NIV 12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.  13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.  14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.  15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so…
Acts

Acts 4:1-4       NIV

December 22, 2020 – Tuesday  Acts 4:1-4       NIV 1The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.  2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.  3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.  4 But many who heard the message believed; so…
Acts

Acts 1:15-17       NIV

December 21, 2020 – Monday  Acts 1:15-17       NIV 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)  16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.  17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.” Comment Today we move into the book of Acts…
John

John 20:30-31       NIV

December 18, 2020 – Friday  John 20:30-31       NIV 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  31 But these are written that you may believe* that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. * or continue to believe Comment Yesterday, Thursday, we looked at verses 24-29 where we discovered Jesus said those who believe and have not…
John

John 20:24-29       NIV

December 17, 2020 – Thursday  John 20:24-29       NIV 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus*), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.  25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later His disciples were in the house…
John

John 20:8       NIV

December 16, 2020 – Wednesday John 20:8       NIV 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. Comment Simon Peter and the other disciple (John) heard from Mary Magdalene the tomb Jesus had been placed in was empty. They both ran to the tomb to see for themselves. John arrived first but did not go inside. When Peter arrived, he went right into the tomb. Once inside (v6-7), He saw the strips…
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