Daily Devotionals

Monsoon: Week 1 - Tuesday

"This was their report to Moses: "We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces. But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw...

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Monsoon: Week 1 - Monday

The Lord now said to Moses, "Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve ancestral tribes." Numbers 13:1-2 "I think you can," my college pastor told me years ago. With red cheeks and a furrowed brow, I thought...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Saturday

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 What is the best gift you have ever received? Do you remember the joy and...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Friday

And He said, "Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of His name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: 'There is forgiveness of sins for all who...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Thursday

He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, He was seen by more than 500 of His followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 1 Corinthians 15:5-6 My three-year-old nephew, Owen, loves finding the moon during the late afternoon and evening. He can spot...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Wednesday

The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn't here! He is risen from the dead!" Luke 24:5-6a Without the resurrection of Jesus, we would not have anything to celebrate. The day that...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Tuesday

They told him, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while He was still alive: 'After three days I will rise from the dead.' So, we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent His disciples from coming and stealing His body and then telling everyone He was...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter - Monday

Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed His last. Mark 15:37 In almost every instance, death and burial represent finality. They represent the end of a life on this earth. To all observing Jesus' death on the cross and later burial, it looked as if the end of His life and ministry had...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Saturday

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time—to show us His grace through Christ Jesus. And now He has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 - Friday

A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to His lips. When Jesus had tasted it, He said, "It is finished!" Then He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:29-30 Recently when my friend went to pay her son's tuition for...

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