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Month: November 2022

  • Day 324 – The Name of Jesus

    Day 324 – The Name of Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we read about Peter and John going to the Temple to pray. They run into a lame beggar. Peter tells him, “I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk.” (Acts 3:6). The man leaps up…

  • Day 323 – Pentecost

    Day 323 – Pentecost

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles. Those who received the gift of the holy spirit, just don’t dwell on it, instead they go out into the world and proclaim Jesus Christ risen for the dead. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts hearts and converts people, not…

  • Day 322 – The Ascension

    Day 322 – The Ascension

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Luke speaks about Jesus’ ascension. The apostles ask Jesus if he will “restore the kingdom to Israel.” He answers say it is not for them to know the times and seasons of God’s plan. He further tells them they will be the ones to restore the kingdom. Jesus…

  • Messianic Fulfillment Recap

    Messianic Fulfillment Recap

    Luke is the only non-Jewish Gospel author and gives us the most comprehensive view of Jesus. We have the longest and most comprehensive presentation of Jesus’ life and public ministry to reach a gentile audience. Luke is also the author of the Acts of the Apostles and sees Jesus’ work come to fruition. Review Questions…

  • Day 321 – Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden

    Day 321 – Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives. Luke shows us that Jesus prays often so he remains near to his Father. We should also pray like Jesus, not to just ask for things or seek answers, but to develop a relationship and be close to him. Jesus’ prayer…

  • Day 320 – Peter’s Denial Foretold

    Day 320 – Peter’s Denial Foretold

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about a widow that only gives two small coins. Jesus praises her saying it is not how much we give, but how much we love. We are all called to give God the first fruits of our time, talent, and treasure. Here we are called to give him our…

  • Day 319 – Come, Follow Me

    Day 319 – Come, Follow Me

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read how seriously Jesus took sin. If you picture a millstone it is big and heavy and will crush whatever is underneath it into powder. Imagine you will have this millstone tied around your neck and being thrown into the water. You would sink very quickly. It is important that…

  • Day 318 – The Narrow Gate, the Lost Sheep, and the Prodigal Son

    Day 318 – The Narrow Gate, the Lost Sheep, and the Prodigal Son

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Jesus tells his disciples that bad things do not happen only to bad people. In the book of Job that we read early on, his friends believed that if one is good, then good things will happen. If one is bad, then bad things will happen. Many people…

  • Day 317 – Persistence in Prayer

    Day 317 – Persistence in Prayer

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Jesus teaching his disciples how to pray the Our Father as well as the importance and persistence of prayer. We have been commanded by Jesus to keep coming back to God and to trust in him. He will give us good things, he does not promise to give…

  • Day 316 – Absolute Surrender

    Day 316 – Absolute Surrender

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Jesus’ mission and ministry to call people to be his followers. This type of discipleship will involve taking up one’s cross every day. When we are called to deny ourselves, this means more than simply giving up luxuries, it is a call for absolute surrender and renunciation to…