Read John 1:1-18 John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Moses, the great prophet and leader in the Old Testament, laid down the law. He was God’s instrument in revealing the ceremonial, civil and moral law to the people of Israel. However, the law was “a shadow of the good things that [were] coming — not the realities themselves” (Hebrews 10:1)…. Continue Reading…

Read John 1:1-18 John 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. Early in your life you were told, “Never, ever look directly at the sun!” The brightness of the sun, even at a distance of ninety-three million miles, can damage your eyes and cause blindness. The majestic brilliance… Continue Reading…

Luke 1:11-15 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and… Continue Reading…

Luke 1:57-58 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. When the angel Gabriel speaks, you listen. After all, Gabriel’s usual position is standing in the very presence of God! However, the angel’s news was hard to believe. The announcement that Zechariah would be… Continue Reading…

Luke 1:76-79 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and… Continue Reading…

Luke 3:2-6 The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall… Continue Reading…

Mark 1:4-8 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this… Continue Reading…

John 1:22-23 Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’” Bob Rogers, the former president of Development Dimensions International, Inc., notes the difference between a big ego and… Continue Reading…

Matthew 3:13-15 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. When John spoke of Jesus his words carried a sense of awe. He… Continue Reading…

Matthew 3:14-15 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.  Why did Jesus desire to be baptized? He didn’t have to repent; He was sinless. There was no need for an inward change or an outward… Continue Reading…

Mark 1:9-11 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” I love it when all of our… Continue Reading…

Matthew 4:1-2 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. Jesus grew up in the little village of Nazareth in the northern part of Israel called Galilee. He learned carpentry from His earthly father, Joseph. It is possible that both worked in Galilee’s capital of Sepphoris, located three miles northwest of Nazareth…. Continue Reading…

Matthew 4:3-4 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Satan’s first shot at Jesus was practical and physical. Jesus was starving and Satan offered the enticement of warm loaves of bread. Satan wanted Jesus… Continue Reading…

Matthew 4:5-7  Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is… Continue Reading…

Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Standing on a very high mountain Satan tried to… Continue Reading…

Luke 4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. After the showdown in the desert, Satan left but he didn’t leave. He waited for a strategic time to come at Jesus again. Satan never gives up.  Beaten today, he returns to battle again tomorrow. He is always looking for an opportune time. When we are physically worn down, Satan attacks. Failure is… Continue Reading…

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” The Israelites were given specific instructions. Sacrifice a lamb, spread the blood of the lamb on each doorpost, and eat the lamb as the last meal before leaving Egypt. In the final plague on Pharaoh, the angel of death swept through the land killing… Continue Reading…

John 1:40-42 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. What did you recently discover that you just couldn’t keep to yourself? A new product? A great book? A… Continue Reading…

John 1:44-46 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. The hometown of Jesus was an obscure village in the northern… Continue Reading…

John 2:7-9 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. Jesus and His disciples were attending a wedding in Cana of Galilee. For whatever reason, those… Continue Reading…

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