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Category: Bible In a Year

  • 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 […]

  • Day 315 – The Virtue of Mercy

    Day 315 – The Virtue of Mercy

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about doing something radical. Jesus teaches us to love our enemies. We also hear of the story of the centurion who asks for Jesus to heal his servant. The centurion knows that he is unworthy even as others think he is worthy. We are not worthy of God’s love […]

  • Day 314 – My Beloved Son

    Day 314 – My Beloved Son

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we are reminded about self-control. If we lack self-control, we will be defenseless against attack. A virtuous person has the ability to say no to themselves. John the Baptist baptized people at the mouth of the Jordan River into the Dead Sea. This is the same area where Joshua led the […]

  • Day 313 – The Ark of the New Covenant

    Day 313 – The Ark of the New Covenant

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we start the Gospel of Luke. He dedicates his work to “Theophilus.” We don’t know who Theophilus is, he may have been a historical person or it may have been anyone who loves God. The name itself in Greek comes from theos which is the word for God and philos which […]

  • Maccabean Revolt Recap

    Maccabean Revolt Recap

    In this period of return, Judah is given a chance to live as the chosen people of God. During their time in Babylon (seventy years) the people of Israel were without the sacrificial system of the temple. The kosher laws of the family took on more importance of faith. The return from captivity is a […]