Daily Devotional

Mar 3, 2015 – The Ascension of Our Lord

The preaching and teaching of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead seems to have overshadowed the ascension of Jesus back into Heaven.   The ISBE said, “The ascension is not only a great FACT of the New Testament, but a greater FACTOR in the life of Christ and Christians, and no complete view of Jesus Christ is possible unless the ascension and its consequences are included” (ISBE, Griffith Thomas, Vol. 1, p. 263).  

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Feb 27, 2015 – The Forty Days before Ascension

Luke informs us that Jesus presented Himself alive after His resurrection to the apostles whom He had chosen by many infallible proofs during a forty day period.  Can’t you imagine how thrilling it was for those dispirited disciples to be in the presence of their risen Lord?  They knew how He had suffered and died such a horrible death and now to be able to talk to Him must have been most exciting.  Jesus spent 40 days, from ...

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Feb 26, 2015 – The Resurrection Denied

“Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” (Matt. 27:63-64)


We should not be surprised that Satan and his minions would ...

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Feb 25, 2015 – The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus

Mark tells us that very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, several ladies came to the tomb and found that the stone covering the entrance of the tomb had been rolled away and the tomb mysteriously empty.  A young man clothed in a long white robe was sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed, but he said to them, “Do not be alarmed.  You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.”  ...

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Feb 24, 2015 – The Drama Ends

Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did ...

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Feb 23, 2015 – The Response at The Cross

So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matt. 27:54)

Most of the disciples of the Lord deserted Him and let Him die in agony on that cruel Roman cross.  There were many people in the crowd surrounding the cross and watching Jesus die.  There were some of His disciples, religious leaders ...

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Feb 20, 2015 – The Miracle of Calvary & Graves Opened

The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people” (Matt. 27:51-53 NIV)

At the moment Jesus died the veil was “torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split” (Matt. 27:51).  Now Matthew tells ...

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Feb 19, 2015 – The Miracles of Calvary & The Earthquake

“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split” (Matt. 27:51)

Matthew is the only one that records the occurrence of this earthquake in connection with the miraculous darkness that occurred for three hours and the rending of the Temple veil at the moment that Christ surrendered His life on the cross.  This is not the same earthquake that occurred on ...

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Feb 18, 2015 – The Miracles of Calvary & Rending the Veil

“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45)

Since the first of November we have attempted to deal with the sacrificial death of our Redeemer. I know that the more I think about the love manifested by God in sending His beloved Son to die for us the more amazed I am.  That God, the Son, veiled in mortal flesh (Phil. 2:5-11), would ...

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Feb 17, 2015 – The Miracle of Calvary & Darkness

“Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land”

(Matt. 27:46)

The day that Jesus was crucified was a unique day.  Though Rome had crucified thousands upon thousands of people, there had never been a crucifixion like the death of our Lord before or after.  Since the birth of Jesus was a miracle, and His life was filled with miracles He performed; we should not be surprised ...

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