Daily Devotionals

Stages of the Cross: Week 2 - Monday

He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from Me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Saturday

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:23-24 When an offense has been made, who should be the first person to take...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Friday

At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. Matthew 27:51-52 Several years ago, while I was living in Dallas...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Thursday

The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle. Luke 23:45 For a large portion of the Old Testament, the Israelites worshiped God in something called a tabernacle. You can read all about the tabernacle, which was like a...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Wednesday

By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock. Luke 23:44 The bedrooms in my apartment have no overhead lights, but they do have light switches. To this day, even after living there for months now, I find myself walking into my bedroom and flipping...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Tuesday

He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet He never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, He did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 When talking about Jesus, Andy Stanley once said, "If a man can predict his own death and resurrection...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 - Monday

No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded. John 10:18 There are few people in this world who I would take a bullet for, but if such a situation arose...

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Be Brave: Week 6 - Saturday

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:14 Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to complete a hard workout when you have someone there to encourage you? As much as I like to do things on my...

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Be Brave: Week 6 - Friday

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2 "Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words." This well-known quote was written by an unknown author. While I...

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Be Brave: Week 6 - Thursday

When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22 When I was a seminary student, one of my first professors offered a warning to my classmates...

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