Daily Devotional

Jesus and the Parable of the Sower

Mat 13:1-23; Mk 4:1-25; Lk 8:4-18

Guy Roberson

  Jesus has been called the “Master Teacher” and rightly so. While many addressed Jesus as “teacher” He was much more than just another teacher of His day.  When the officers who had been sent by the chief priests and Pharisees to arrest Jesus but failed to do so and were questioned as to why they failed: they replied, “Never has anyone spoken like ...

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Jesus, The Bridegroom

Mark 2:18-20 cf. Matthew 9:14; Luke 5:33-35

Guy Roberson

(I realize this incident is not in the sequence of the previous articles.  However, a very faithful sister in Christ asked some questions concerning this passage and I thought I would include it in this series on the Life of Christ.)

“The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why ...

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Jesus Curses the Fig Tree

Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14; 20-24

Guy Roberson

Let’s notice Mark’s account: “Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 ...

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Teacher, We Want to See a Sign From You

Matt. 12:38-42; Lk. 11:29-36

 Guy Roberson

Jesus had just proved the Pharisees wrong regarding their accusation of His being associated with Beelzebub. Jesus called them “evil” and a “brood of vipers” in v.34.  Right after this these hypocritical religious leaders came again asking for a sign.  Paul stated that Jews looked for signs while Greeks sought wisdom (I Cor. 1:22).  When Jesus was being ...

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Jesus Pronounced Woes on the Religious Leaders

Lk 11:37-44

Guy Roberson

Jesus had been engaged in a series of controversies with the religious leaders of Israel leading to our text.  Please read the text fully before reading this article.

Jesus had been showing the hypocrisy of those leaders and in our text, He pronounces three woes condemning their hypocrisy. The term “woe” in the Bible was used to express grief or indignation.  ...

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Jesus Healed One Who Was Demon Possessed

Mat 12:22-37; Mk 3: 19-30; Lk 11:14-20

Guy Roberson

 

Our story begins with Jesus performing another miracle.  One had been brought to Him who was demon-possessed.  As a result, he was blind and mute.  Jesus healed him, and he began to speak and to see.  The multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

The conflict between Jesus and the religious ...

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Jesus and The Sin of Blasphemy

Mat 12:31-32; Mk 3: 28-30; Lk. 12:10

Guy Roberson

 

“Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.  “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in ...

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Who Is This Who Forgives Sins?

Luke 7:36-50

Guy Roberson

Please read the entire text for the full impact doesn’t come unto the end.  It is one of the most moving scenes in the Scriptures. In fact, William Barclay said, “This story is so vivid that it makes one believe that Luke may well have been an artist.”  Jesus had gone to have dinner with a Pharisee.  I am sure you ...

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My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light

Mat 11:20-30

Guy Roberson

Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”  Thoreau argues that the value we attach to possessions and status is misplaced.  They aren’t the key to happiness, and they may hurt more than they help.  The problem is we try to find rest and happiness in all the ...

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Jesus, The Master Teacher

Matt. 7:28-29; Luke 4:31-32

Guy Roberson

“And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

“Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with ...

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