Devotionals (Page 4)

Devotionals (Page 4)

Verse of the Day – Apr. 19, 2022

April 19, 2022 – Tuesday     Acts 2:38   NIV 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Comment.  It was the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, when the Holy Spirit came upon about one hundred and twenty…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 18, 2022

April 18, 2022 – Monday     John 12:24-26   NIV 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.  25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  26 Whoever…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 15, 2022

April 15, 2022 – Friday     John 10:26-29   NIV 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.  27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.  29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 14, 2022

April 14, 2022 – Thursday     John 3:19-21   NIV 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.  21 But whoever lives by the truth comes…

Verse of the Day – Apr. 13, 2022

April 13, 2022 – Wednesday     John 1: 17  NIV 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Comment.  For those who think the gospel of John has nothing about repentance I am continuing a series on verses that clearly point to repentance. First, however, a quote from H.A. Ironside’s book, Except Ye…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 12, 2022

April 12, 2022 – Tuesday     John 1: 12-13  NIV 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Comment.  In the fourth gospel, the book of John, you will not find the words repent or…

Devotional of the Day – Apr. 11, 2022

April 11, 2022 – Monday     Double Memorial April 9, 2022 No verse to start with today as I wish to share a few remarks given at a Memorial for a Mother and Son (brother) Comment.  It was Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2022 after snow, sleet, hail, and rain when we had a memorial service for a woman, Sammy-75, who died on March 18 and her son,…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 8, 2022

April 8, 2022 – Friday     Luke 24:46-47   NIV 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,  47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Comment.  The above is Jesus speaking to His disciples after…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 7, 2022

April 7, 2022 – Thursday     Luke 17:3b-4   NIV 3b “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.  4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” Comment.  The above is Jesus talking to His disciples. How do…

Verse of the Day – Apr. 6, 2022

April 6, 2022 – Wednesday     Luke 16:30   NIV 30 ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ Comment.  The verse above makes no sense by itself, out of context. So, for context the man speaking to Father Abraham is an unnamed rich man, so rich in Jesus’ time he lived in luxury…

Verse of the Day – Apr. 5, 2022

April 05, 2022 – Tuesday     Luke 15:21   NIV 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ Comment.  In verses 11-32 we have a story that is popularly known as the story of The Prodigal Son. However, the use of prodigal in scripture is rare. In this…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 4, 2022

April 04, 2022 – Monday     Luke 15:7 & 10   NIV 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”…

Verses of the Day – Apr. 1, 2022

April 01, 2022 – Friday     Luke 13:1-5    NIV 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.  2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?  3 I tell you, no! But…