Day 293 Matthew 16, Mark 8, Luke 9:18-27

Day 293
Matthew 16, Mark 8, Luke 9:18-27

After Jesus healed the deaf man, a great throng of sick people gathered around Him. Over a period of three days Jesus healed many of them. During a break from ministering, He sat with His disciples and shared His heart: “I have compassion on


Day 292 Matthew 15, Mark 7

Day 292
Matthew 15, Mark 7

An official delegation of Jerusalemite Pharisees came to Jesus ranting against His disciples for failing to observe the rules for washing they believed were so essential for a life of religious purity. In the Law of Moses, the priests were


Day 291 John 6

Day 291
John 6

Jesus did the exact opposite of what people often expected. As a result, they stumbled over Him repeatedly. Sometimes people couldn’t listen to Him without being either deeply intrigued or greatly offended. As it happened, the miraculous


Day 290 Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9:1-17

Day 290
Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9:1-17

John the Baptist’s message was direct and simple: “Repent! Time is running out.” People by the thousands went out to the Jordan River to hear John preach and to be baptized by him. Surprisingly, even Herod Antipas (the son


Day 289 Matthew 9-10

Day 289
Matthew 9-10

As it happened, the order of events in the Synoptic Gospels–Matthew, Mark, and Luke– are slightly different based on each writer’s theological and contextual purpose. Matthew, at this point, narrated the healing of the


Day 288 Matthew 18:14-34, Mark 4-5

Day 288
Matthew 8:14-34, Mark 4-5

One day Jesus climbed into a boat with His disciples. While crossing the lake, they encountered what the locals called a sharkia, a tempest with teeth like a shark. The disciples were seized with terror. Jesus, who was calmly asleep in


Day 287 Matthew 13; Luke 8

Day 287
Matthew 13, Luke 8

Jesus taught the people like no one they had ever heard. When He preached His Sermon on the Mount the crowds were astonished because His teaching possessed an intrinsic authority so unlike the labyrinthine, rabbinical style of


Day 286 Matthew 12:22-50; Luke 11

Day 286
Matthew 12:22-50; Luke 11

One day the disciples watched Jesus from a distance as He prayed to the Father. They had never seen anyone pray with such ease and earnestness. His intimacy with the Father was enticing. When He finished praying, they


Day 285 Matthew 11

Day 285
Matthew 11

There was a time when John the Baptist seemed absolutely certain about Jesus’ true identity. When he was a six-month-fetus in the womb of Elizabeth he leaped with joy when Mary, who was also pregnant with Jesus, entered her cousin’s home. Thirty years later John looked at Jesus


Day 284 Matthew 8:1-13, Luke 7

Day 284
Matthew 8:1-13; Luke 7

As Jesus came down the mountain, the large crowd that followed Him suddenly split like a fork in the road as a man with leprosy approached Him. Since ancient times, the term leprosy was the general description for almost any kind of skin rash or infection that progressively afflicted