Daily Devotionals

Trouble Maker Week 9: Saturday

Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” Then she gave them his message. John 20:18 Darkness, whether literal or figurative, can be scary. Think about a little child scared of being left alone in a dark room when they go to sleep. Children...

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Trouble Maker Week 9: Friday

When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 Have you ever had a dark day? Maybe nothing seemed to be going your way. Maybe you got a bad report from the doctor. Maybe you had a really difficult conversation with...

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Trouble Maker Week 9: Thursday

Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” John 18:36 We often have difficulty understanding grace, getting something for free that we...

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Trouble Maker Week 9: Wednesday

But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?” John 18:11 Have you ever been falsely accused of something you did not do? It is not a good feeling at all. I get defensive when this happens to...

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Trouble Maker Week 9: Tuesday

He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:41-42 “I want your will to be done, not mine.” These were the...

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Trouble Maker Week 9: Monday

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. John 13:1 If you knew that you would have your last meal on earth, who would you...

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Trouble Maker Week 8: Saturday

Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples, and he went to the leading priests and captains of the Temple guard to discuss the best way to betray Jesus to them. Luke 22:3-4 We have all experienced what it looks like to be let down by the people, even those...

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Trouble Maker Week 8: Friday

Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36 One of my least favorite feelings is to be unprepared. In fact, I recently had a dream where I was back in high school and showed up for class...

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Trouble Maker Week 8: Thursday

Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what does this Scripture mean? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ Everyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on.” Luke 20:17-18 As Jesus...

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Trouble Maker Week 8: Wednesday

He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.” Luke 19:46 I have been thinking a lot about the word home lately. This idea of home is a fascinating concept to think about, and while it...

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