Daily Devotionals

Trouble Maker Week 7: Saturday

But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” John 11:4 We have been discussing in our Bible study together about Jesus’ miracles this week...

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Trouble Maker Week 7: Friday

Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26 Not much makes me feel more out of control than bad weather. Storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and monsoons...

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Trouble Maker Week 7: Thursday

A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. Mark 5:15 My friend recently told me the cutest story about her daughter. Her daughter’s teacher...

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Trouble Maker Week 7: Wednesday

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 Some of the people who teach me the most about God are my 3-year-old niece and 6-year-old nephew. If you have kids, grandkids, nieces or...

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Trouble Maker Week 7: Tuesday

This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him. John 2:11 The last wedding I attended was my sister’s wedding. Not only was it beautiful, but the food at her reception was delicious. There was one food item that...

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Trouble Maker Week 7: Monday

A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,” he said. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” Mark 1:40-41 I do...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Saturday

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Matthew 7:24 Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are filled with teachings from Jesus. Jesus taught listeners about Heaven, God the Father, how His followers were required to live, and much...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Friday

If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26 I recently heard someone say that saying “yes” to...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Thursday

Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.” John 6:67-68 Jesus’ teachings were often so incredible that He attracted large crowds of...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Wednesday

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 The other day I overheard my brother convincing my nephew Owen to go with him to run errands. He said, “It will be fun, buddy! We can...

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