“The leaders among the people were trying to kill him. Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words (Luke 19:47-48)

April 19, 2011

Tuesday of Passion Week Jesus spent teaching in the temple. His words caused some to desire His death and others to receive His life. Do you “hang” on His words?

“I must stay at your house today” (Luke 19:5)

April 18, 2011

What Jesus said to Zacchaeus, He still says to us. Is He a welcome guest at your house? A frequent visitor? Or does He “stay” at your house, abiding with you and you with Him?

“Everything written about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again” (Luke 18:31-33)

April 17, 2011

Jesus told them this before entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but they didn’t understand. They would before the week ended. Do you understand?

“Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day” (Joshua 14:12)

April 16, 2011

What Caleb said at age 80 when asked what land he wanted. He didn’t want to retire and play golf. He wanted the land of the giants. He wanted to finish well for God!

“Jesus replied, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation'” (Luke 17:20)

April 15, 2011

Where is the kingdom of God? It is found where ever Christ is King. You can’t have a kingdom without a king!

“If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead” (Luke 16:31)

April 14, 2011

Neither the Written nor the Risen Word of God will save those beyond listening or conviction. Pray that their deaf ears are opened and their darkened minds enlightened, so that the spiritually resistant become receptive.

“Joshua said, “Why have you brought this trouble on us?” (Joshua 7:25)

April 13, 2011

Some who want to continue in their sin say that they aren’t hurting anyone. But even so-called private sins ultimately affect families, churches, communities and nations. Achan’s sin brought trouble upon everyone. There are no “private” sins.

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10)

April 12, 2011

What God said to Israel, parents say to their children. “Open wide. Trust me. It’s good.” God is ready to fill us with good things, if only we will open wide to receive them.

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full'” (Luke 14:23)

April 11, 2011

We have been commissioned to deliver Christ’s Kingdom Banquet invitations. Are you giving them out? Because Jesus wants His house full.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9)

April 10, 2011

Where are you terrified (anxious/worried) today? Where are you discouraged? Remember that the Lord is with you. The enemy can’t stop us, but we can stop ourselves. Be strong and courageous and depend on God!