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“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” (Luke 24:46-47 NLT).

April 29, 2022

WHAT WAS WRITTEN MUST BE FULFILLED The risen Lord Jesus opened His disciples’ understanding of the Scriptures, so that they might see the necessity of Christ’s suffering and resurrection, in order to fulfill the Scriptures. And not only that, but the necessity that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to

“For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:31 NLT).

April 27, 2022

CHRIST’S FINAL PROVERB As Christ was being led away by the soldiers to His crucifixion, he turned to the weeping women following Him to offer this proverb. He cautioned them to save their tears for themselves, for if such things could be done unto Him, as a green, living and innocent tree, imagine what terrible

“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. They were delighted, and they promised to give him money” (Luke 22:3-5 NLT).

April 23, 2022

JUDAS AND THE LOVE OF MONEY The name Judas has become a byword for betrayal. Once a popular Hebrew name prior to the 1st century, who would name a baby “Judas” after the one from Iscariot has so ruined it? Yet, should we be so quick to distance ourselves from the name and the betrayal

“So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!” (Luke 21:28 NLT).

April 22, 2022

LIFT UP YOUR HEADS REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH After some of His disciples expressed admiration for the beauty of the Jerusalem Temple, Jesus told them that a day was coming when not one stone would be left upon another. The disciples asked when such a thing would happen. So Jesus described to them the signs of

“So he is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him.” (Luke 20:38 NLT).

April 21, 2022

JESUS CORRECTS THOSE WHO DENY THE RESURRECTION The Sadducees, who denied the resurrection and only accepted the five books of Moses, came to Jesus presenting a question that they thought would make the idea of the resurrection seem ridiculous. However, Christ’s response made their question seem ridiculous instead. After dismissing their multiple wives premise in

“If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” (Luke 19:40 NLT).

April 19, 2022

GIVE THE LORD THE GLORY DUE HIS NAME As Jesus descended the Mount of Olives towards Jerusalem, the crowd began to praise God, welcoming Jesus as the long awaited Messiah. Therefore, some of the Pharisees in the crowd told Jesus to rebuke them. However, Jesus knew that their praise was ordained by God and foretold

“But on the third day he will rise again” (Luke 18:33 NLT).

April 17, 2022

HE HAS RISEN JUST AS HE SAID Jesus told His disciples that they were going up to Jerusalem where the prophecies concerning His death and resurrection would be fulfilled. He had told them this on many occasions, but now the time was near. Yet, His disciples didn’t seem to understand.   Jesus had spoken of

“I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” (Luke 18:17 NLT).

April 16, 2022

THE NECESSITY OF CHILDLIKE FAITH After Jesus rebuked his disciples for preventing parents from bringing their children to be blessed by Him, He gave this spiritual principle concerning the kingdom of God. Those who would desire entrance into the kingdom must first receive it “like a child.”   These questions arise: How does a child

“But first the Son of Man must suffer terribly and be rejected by this generation” (Luke 17:25 NLT).

April 15, 2022

CHRIST KNEW HE MUST BE CRUCIFIED AND REJECTED When Jesus was asked when the kingdom of God would come, He told His disciples that an important event “must” precede its coming. What was this event? It was His crucifixion and rejection.   Jesus knew why He came. He came to die, so that we might

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities” (Luke 16:10 NLT).

April 13, 2022

ARE YOU FAITHFUL IN THE LITTLE THINGS? People are often heard saying, “If I had more, I’d start giving, but I’m just too broke to give right now.” Yet, Jesus taught that faithfulness in large things begins with faithfulness in little things. Stop waiting for a better job, more money, a bigger house, or a