On June 4, 2011, one of my granddaughters was about to get her fingernails painted. My husband was watching the neighbors get a new roof put on their house, and so there were lots of nails being discussed. My granddaughter then began singing, "Nails, nails, nails, nails, nails." So, the first five notes of this … Continue reading Nails Were Pounded
Jesus said that if anyone would come after him, i.e. if he would be one of his followers, he (or she) must first of all deny (disallow; repudiate; forbid) himself, i.e. renounce his life of sin, of selfishness, and of following his own will and way for his life. He must take up his cross … Continue reading Follow Him
The Lord Jesus led me to read John 16 (Select vv. ESV). “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.” What are “these things” Jesus said to them to keep them from falling away? Well, first off, He spoke “these things” during the Passover Feast with his disciples. Jesus … Continue reading These Things
The Lord Jesus led me to read John 17 (vv. 1-19 ESV). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, when he walked this earth, was fully God yet fully man. He suffered just like we suffer, and he was tempted in like manner as we are also tempted, yet without sin. Although, when on the earth, … Continue reading His Goodness to Us
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 3:34 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Tell Me the Story of Jesus.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 53 (Select vv. ESV). Who Has Believed? (vv. 1-3; cf. Rom. 10:16) Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom … Continue reading For Our Transgressions
Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Luke 9 (Select vv. NASB). Take Up Your Cross (vv. 22-25) Jesus said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the … Continue reading Save It, or Lose It?
Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:41 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Gift of God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read John 19 (quoting select vv. NASB). The Son of God (vv. 5-7) Jesus then came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate *said to … Continue reading For Us He Died