Daily Devotionals

Stages of the Cross: Week 2 - Friday

Then Jesus shouted, "Father, I entrust My spirit into Your hands!" And with those words He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 We celebrate Jesus' resurrection every year, as we should, but if we are not careful, we can forget to acknowledge the pain and agony that it took to get to that moment...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 2 - Thursday

For the third time he demanded, "Why? What crime has He committed? I have found no reason to sentence Him to death. So, I will have Him flogged, and then I will release Him." But the mob shouted louder and louder, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their voices prevailed. Luke...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 2 - Wednesday

Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, "I find nothing wrong with this man!" Luke 23:4 Have you ever been accused of something you did not do? It can be a helpless, defeating, and lonely feeling, to say the least. Imagine how Jesus must have felt when, after He was...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 2 - Tuesday

Then Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day. But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures." At that...

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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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