Devotions November

Luk 22; Joh 13

November 10, 2015

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What does it say?

In Luke 22 we find Luke’s account of the important events of Jesus’ final hours on earth. He begins with the conspiracy of the religious leaders and follows with Judas’ agreement to betray Jesus (22:1-18). The account of the last supper follows (22:19-38). Luke also tells us of […]

Mat 26; Mar 14

November 9, 2015

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What does it say?

Jesus warns his disciples of his betrayal and crucifixion, as the religious leaders plot to take him (Mat 26:1-5). A woman anoints Jesus and this becomes the anointing for his burial (26:6-13). Though not named here, this woman is Mary the sister of Lazarus and is the same […]

Mat 25

November 8, 2015

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What does it say?

Matthew 25 continues the teaching on Christ’s return and the coming kingdom. Here, however, Jesus teaches through a couple of parables. The first parable is about ten virgins waiting for the return of the bridegroom from the wedding. Five are prepared and ready and the other five are […]

Mat 24

November 7, 2015

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What does it say?

This is Matthew’s version of the material we have seen in Luke 21 and Mark 13. This teaching of Jesus is centered on the imminent destruction of the temple and Jerusalem and looks forward through the ages to his return to earth and the final fulfillment of the […]

Mar 13

November 6, 2015

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What does it say?

Mark 13 corresponds to the prophetic emphasis of Luke 21. The teaching begins by announcing the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the temple that would be fulfilled by the Romans in 70 A.D. Jesus goes beyond the impending destruction of the temple toward the end of the age […]

Mat 23; Luk 20-21

November 5, 2015

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What does it say?

Matthew 23 is a scathing rebuke of the Pharisees by Jesus. This conflict has been building all throughout Jesus’ Galilean ministry, and this is the most complete condemnation of the Pharisees in the gospels. As a reminder, Pharisees were what we might call lay leaders today. They were […]

Mat 22; Mar 12

November 4, 2015

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What does it say?

Jesus tells a rather long story of a wedding feast that a king made for his son. The invited guests shamefully reject the invitation and even kill the messengers. The king opens the wedding to all, deeming those originally invited as unworthy. The Pharisees try and fail to […]

Mar 11; Joh 12

November 3, 2015

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What does it say?

Mark 11 is Mark’s version of things we have already seen in Matthew and Luke. Specifically, this chapter is built around Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the cursing of the fig tree and the cleansing of the temple.

John 12 is also concerned with events from […]

Luk 19

November 2, 2015

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What does it say?

This chapter opens with a leading tax collector named Zacchaeus climbing a tree to see Jesus. The religious crowd murmurs that Jesus offers salvation to a despised tax collector and even invited himself to his house for a meal. This gives Jesus the occasion to tell another story, […]

Mat 20-21

November 1, 2015

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What does it say?

The story of a man that hires workers for his vineyard at different times during the day for the same price is found only here in Matthew 20:1-16.  Following this, Jesus tells his disciples once again that he will be crucified in Jerusalem (20:17-19). We have already seen […]