Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

17 February 2018 Verse of the Day

A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.  (Proverbs 29:23 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Ananias and Sapphira
Act 5:1
  Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 
Act 5:2  With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. 
Act 5:3  Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 
Act 5:4  Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” 
Act 5:5  When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 
Act 5:6  Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. 
Act 5:7  About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 
Act 5:8  Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” 
Act 5:9  Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” 
Act 5:10  At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 
Act 5:11  Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. 
Many Signs and Wonders Done
Act 5:12  The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 
Act 5:13  No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 
Act 5:14  Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 
Act 5:15  As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 
Act 5:16  Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed. 
The Apostles Arrested and Freed
Act 5:17  Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 
Act 5:18  They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 
Act 5:19  But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 
Act 5:20  “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” 
Act 5:21  At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles. 
Act 5:22  But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 
Act 5:23  “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 
Act 5:24  On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to. 
Act 5:25  Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 
Act 5:26  At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them. 
Act 5:27  The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 
Act 5:28  “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” 
Act 5:29  Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 
Act 5:30  The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 
Act 5:31  God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 
Act 5:32  We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” 
Act 5:33  When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. 
Act 5:34  But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. 
Act 5:35  Then he addressed the Sanhedrin: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. 
Act 5:36  Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. 
Act 5:37  After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. 
Act 5:38  Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 
Act 5:39  But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” 
Act 5:40  His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 
Act 5:41  The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. 
Act 5:42  Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. 

Seven Chosen to Serve
Act 6:1
  In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 
Act 6:2  So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 
Act 6:3  Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 
Act 6:4  and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 
Act 6:5  This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 
Act 6:6  They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 
Act 6:7  So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. 
Stephen Is Seized
Act 6:8  Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 
Act 6:9  Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 
Act 6:10  But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke. 
Act 6:11  Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.” 
Act 6:12  So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 
Act 6:13  They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 
Act 6:14  For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.” 
Act 6:15  All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,  (Isaiah 46:9 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Lame Beggar Healed
Act 3:1
  One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 
Act 3:2  Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 
Act 3:3  When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 
Act 3:4  Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 
Act 3:5  So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 
Act 3:6  Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 
Act 3:7  Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 
Act 3:8  He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 
Act 3:9  When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 
Act 3:10  they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. 
Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico
Act 3:11  While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 
Act 3:12  When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 
Act 3:13  The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 
Act 3:14  You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 
Act 3:15  You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 
Act 3:16  By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. 
Act 3:17  “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 
Act 3:18  But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 
Act 3:19  Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 
Act 3:20  and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 
Act 3:21  Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 
Act 3:22  For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 
Act 3:23  Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ 
Act 3:24  “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days. 
Act 3:25  And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ 
Act 3:26  When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” 

Peter and John Before the Council
Act 4:1
  The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 
Act 4:2  They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 
Act 4:3  They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. 
Act 4:4  But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand. 
Act 4:5  The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 
Act 4:6  Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. 
Act 4:7  They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?” 
Act 4:8  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 
Act 4:9  If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 
Act 4:10  then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 
Act 4:11  Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ 
Act 4:12  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” 
Act 4:13  When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 
Act 4:14  But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 
Act 4:15  So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 
Act 4:16  “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 
Act 4:17  But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.” 
Act 4:18  Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 
Act 4:19  But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 
Act 4:20  As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 
Act 4:21  After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 
Act 4:22  For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. 
The Believers Pray for Boldness
Act 4:23  On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 
Act 4:24  When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 
Act 4:25  You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 
Act 4:26  The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’ 
Act 4:27  Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 
Act 4:28  They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 
Act 4:29  Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 
Act 4:30  Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 
Act 4:31  After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. 
They Had Everything in Common
Act 4:32  All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 
Act 4:33  With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 
Act 4:34  that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 
Act 4:35  and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. 
Act 4:36  Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 
Act 4:37  sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 February 2018 Verse of the Day

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.  (Psalms 103:12 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
Act 1:1
  In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 
Act 1:2  until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 
Act 1:3  After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 
Act 1:4  On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 
Act 1:5  For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 
The Ascension
Act 1:6  Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 
Act 1:7  He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 
Act 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 
Act 1:9  After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 
Act 1:10  They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 
Act 1:11  “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” 
Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas
Act 1:12  Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. 
Act 1:13  When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 
Act 1:14  They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. 
Act 1:15  In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 
Act 1:16  and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 
Act 1:17  He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.” 
Act 1:18  (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 
Act 1:19  Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 
Act 1:20  “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms: “‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’ and, “‘May another take his place of leadership.’ 
Act 1:21  Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 
Act 1:22  beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.” 
Act 1:23  So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 
Act 1:24  Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 
Act 1:25  to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 
Act 1:26  Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles. 

The Coming of the Holy Spirit
Act 2:1
  When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 
Act 2:2  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 
Act 2:3  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 
Act 2:4  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 
Act 2:5  Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 
Act 2:6  When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 
Act 2:7  Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 
Act 2:8  Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 
Act 2:9  Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 
Act 2:10  Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 
Act 2:11  (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 
Act 2:12  Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” 
Act 2:13  Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” 
Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost
Act 2:14  Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 
Act 2:15  These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 
Act 2:16  No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 
Act 2:17  “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 
Act 2:18  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 
Act 2:19  I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 
Act 2:20  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 
Act 2:21  And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ 
Act 2:22  “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 
Act 2:23  This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 
Act 2:24  But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 
Act 2:25  David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 
Act 2:26  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, 
Act 2:27  because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. 
Act 2:28  You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ 
Act 2:29  “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 
Act 2:30  But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 
Act 2:31  Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 
Act 2:32  God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 
Act 2:33  Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 
Act 2:34  For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand 
Act 2:35  until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”‘ 
Act 2:36  “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 
Act 2:37  When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 
Act 2:38  Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 
Act 2:39  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 
Act 2:40  With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 
Act 2:41  Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 
The Fellowship of the Believers
Act 2:42  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 
Act 2:43  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 
Act 2:44  All the believers were together and had everything in common. 
Act 2:45  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 
Act 2:46  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 
Act 2:47  praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 February 2018 Verse of the Day

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  (1 John 4:16 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
Joh 21:1
  Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 
Joh 21:2  Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 
Joh 21:3  “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 
Joh 21:4  Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 
Joh 21:5  He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. 
Joh 21:6  He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. 
Joh 21:7  Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 
Joh 21:8  The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. 
Joh 21:9  When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. 
Joh 21:10  Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 
Joh 21:11  So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 
Joh 21:12  Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 
Joh 21:13  Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 
Joh 21:14  This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. 
Jesus and Peter
Joh 21:15  When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 
Joh 21:16  Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 
Joh 21:17  The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 
Joh 21:18  Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 
Joh 21:19  Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!” 
Jesus and the Beloved Apostle
Joh 21:20  Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 
Joh 21:21  When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” 
Joh 21:22  Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 
Joh 21:23  Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” 
Joh 21:24  This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. 
Joh 21:25  Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.  (Joshua 22:5 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified
Joh 19:1
  Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 
Joh 19:2  The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 
Joh 19:3  and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. 
Joh 19:4  Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” 
Joh 19:5  When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” 
Joh 19:6  As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.” 
Joh 19:7  The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” 
Joh 19:8  When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, 
Joh 19:9  and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 
Joh 19:10  “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” 
Joh 19:11  Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” 
Joh 19:12  From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.” 
Joh 19:13  When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 
Joh 19:14  It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 
Joh 19:15  But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. 
The Crucifixion
Joh 19:16  Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 
Joh 19:17  Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 
Joh 19:18  There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 
Joh 19:19  Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 
Joh 19:20  Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 
Joh 19:21  The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.” 
Joh 19:22  Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” 
Joh 19:23  When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. 
Joh 19:24  “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So this is what the soldiers did. 
Joh 19:25  Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 
Joh 19:26  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 
Joh 19:27  and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. 
The Death of Jesus
Joh 19:28  Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 
Joh 19:29  A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 
Joh 19:30  When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 
Jesus’ Side Is Pierced
Joh 19:31  Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 
Joh 19:32  The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 
Joh 19:33  But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 
Joh 19:34  Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 
Joh 19:35  The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 
Joh 19:36  These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 
Joh 19:37  and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.” 
Jesus Is Buried
Joh 19:38  Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 
Joh 19:39  He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. 
Joh 19:40  Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 
Joh 19:41  At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 
Joh 19:42  Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. 

The Resurrection
Joh 20:1
  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 
Joh 20:2  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 
Joh 20:3  So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 
Joh 20:4  Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 
Joh 20:5  He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 
Joh 20:6  Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 
Joh 20:7  as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 
Joh 20:8  Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 
Joh 20:9  (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 
Joh 20:10  Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. 
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
Joh 20:11  Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 
Joh 20:12  and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 
Joh 20:13  They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 
Joh 20:14  At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 
Joh 20:15  He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 
Joh 20:16  Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 
Joh 20:17  Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” 
Joh 20:18  Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. 
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Joh 20:19  On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 
Joh 20:20  After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 
Joh 20:21  Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 
Joh 20:22  And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 
Joh 20:23  If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” 
Jesus and Thomas
Joh 20:24  Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 
Joh 20:25  So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 
Joh 20:26  A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 
Joh 20:27  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 
Joh 20:28  Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 
Joh 20:29  Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 
The Purpose of This Book
Joh 20:30  Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 
Joh 20:31  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



12 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.  (Psalms 143:9 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The High Priestly Prayer
Joh 17:1
  After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 
Joh 17:2  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 
Joh 17:3  Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 
Joh 17:4  I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 
Joh 17:5  And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. 
Joh 17:6  “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 
Joh 17:7  Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 
Joh 17:8  For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 
Joh 17:9  I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 
Joh 17:10  All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 
Joh 17:11  I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 
Joh 17:12  While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. 
Joh 17:13  “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 
Joh 17:14  I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 
Joh 17:15  My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 
Joh 17:16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 
Joh 17:17  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 
Joh 17:18  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 
Joh 17:19  For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. 
Joh 17:20  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 
Joh 17:21  that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 
Joh 17:22  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 
Joh 17:23  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 
Joh 17:24  “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 
Joh 17:25  “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 
Joh 17:26  I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” 

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Joh 18:1
  When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 
Joh 18:2  Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 
Joh 18:3  So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 
Joh 18:4  Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” 
Joh 18:5  “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 
Joh 18:6  When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 
Joh 18:7  Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they said. 
Joh 18:8  Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 
Joh 18:9  This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.” 
Joh 18:10  Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 
Joh 18:11  Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” 
Jesus Faces Annas and Caiaphas
Joh 18:12  Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 
Joh 18:13  and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 
Joh 18:14  Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people. 
Peter Denies Jesus
Joh 18:15  Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, 
Joh 18:16  but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in. 
Joh 18:17  “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.” 
Joh 18:18  It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself. 
The High Priest Questions Jesus
Joh 18:19  Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 
Joh 18:20  “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 
Joh 18:21  Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.” 
Joh 18:22  When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded. 
Joh 18:23  “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” 
Joh 18:24  Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. 
Peter Denies Jesus Again
Joh 18:25  Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” 
Joh 18:26  One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 
Joh 18:27  Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow. 
Jesus Before Pilate
Joh 18:28  Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 
Joh 18:29  So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” 
Joh 18:30  “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.” 
Joh 18:31  Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” “But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 
Joh 18:32  This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die. 
My Kingdom Is Not of This World
Joh 18:33  Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” 
Joh 18:34  “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” 
Joh 18:35  “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” 
Joh 18:36  Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” 
Joh 18:37  “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” 
Joh 18:38  “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. 
Joh 18:39  But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?” 
Joh 18:40  They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



11 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.  (Joshua 21:45 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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I Am the True Vine
Joh 15:1
  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 
Joh 15:2  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 
Joh 15:3  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 
Joh 15:4  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 
Joh 15:5  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 
Joh 15:6  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 
Joh 15:7  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 
Joh 15:8  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 
Joh 15:9  “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 
Joh 15:10  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 
Joh 15:11  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 
Joh 15:12  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 
Joh 15:13  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 
Joh 15:14  You are my friends if you do what I command. 
Joh 15:15  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 
Joh 15:16  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 
Joh 15:17  This is my command: Love each other. 
The Hatred of the World
Joh 15:18  “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 
Joh 15:19  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 
Joh 15:20  Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 
Joh 15:21  They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 
Joh 15:22  If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 
Joh 15:23  Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 
Joh 15:24  If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 
Joh 15:25  But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’ 
Joh 15:26  “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 
Joh 15:27  And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. 

Joh 16:1  “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 
Joh 16:2  They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 
Joh 16:3  They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Joh 16:4  I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 
Joh 16:5  but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 
Joh 16:6  Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 
Joh 16:7  But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 
Joh 16:8  When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 
Joh 16:9  about sin, because people do not believe in me; 
Joh 16:10  about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 
Joh 16:11  and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 
Joh 16:12  “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 
Joh 16:13  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 
Joh 16:14  He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 
Joh 16:15  All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” 
Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy
Joh 16:16  Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” 
Joh 16:17  At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 
Joh 16:18  They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.” 
Joh 16:19  Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 
Joh 16:20  Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 
Joh 16:21  A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 
Joh 16:22  So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 
Joh 16:23  In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 
Joh 16:24  Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. 
I Have Overcome the World
Joh 16:25  “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 
Joh 16:26  In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 
Joh 16:27  No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 
Joh 16:28  I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 
Joh 16:29  Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 
Joh 16:30  Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.” 
Joh 16:31  “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 
Joh 16:32  “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 
Joh 16:33  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



10 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!  (2 Corinthians 9:15 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
Joh 13:1
  It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 
Joh 13:2  The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 
Joh 13:3  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 
Joh 13:4  so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 
Joh 13:5  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 
Joh 13:6  He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 
Joh 13:7  Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 
Joh 13:8  “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” 
Joh 13:9  “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 
Joh 13:10  Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 
Joh 13:11  For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. 
Joh 13:12  When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 
Joh 13:13  “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 
Joh 13:14  Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 
Joh 13:15  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 
Joh 13:16  Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 
Joh 13:17  Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. 
Joh 13:18  “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.’ 
Joh 13:19  “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 
Joh 13:20  Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 
One of You Will Betray Me
Joh 13:21  After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 
Joh 13:22  His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 
Joh 13:23  One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 
Joh 13:24  Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.” 
Joh 13:25  Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 
Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 
Joh 13:27  As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 
Joh 13:28  But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 
Joh 13:29  Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 
Joh 13:30  As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night. 
A New Commandment
Joh 13:31  When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 
Joh 13:32  If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. 
Joh 13:33  “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. 
Joh 13:34  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 
Joh 13:35  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
Joh 13:36  Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” 
Joh 13:37  Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 
Joh 13:38  Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! 

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life
Joh 14:1
  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 
Joh 14:2  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 
Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 
Joh 14:4  You know the way to the place where I am going.” 
Joh 14:5  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 
Joh 14:6  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 
Joh 14:7  If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 
Joh 14:8  Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 
Joh 14:9  Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 
Joh 14:10  Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 
Joh 14:11  Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 
Joh 14:12  Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 
Joh 14:13  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 
Joh 14:14  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Joh 14:15  “If you love me, keep my commands. 
Joh 14:16  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 
Joh 14:17  the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 
Joh 14:19  Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 
Joh 14:20  On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 
Joh 14:21  Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” 
Joh 14:22  Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” 
Joh 14:23  Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 
Joh 14:24  Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. 
Joh 14:25  “All this I have spoken while still with you. 
Joh 14:26  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 
Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 
Joh 14:28  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 
Joh 14:29  I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 
Joh 14:30  I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 
Joh 14:31  but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



9 February 2018 Verse of the Day

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  (Isaiah 61:10 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Death of Lazarus
Joh 11:1
  Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 
Joh 11:2  (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 
Joh 11:3  So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” 
Joh 11:4  When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 
Joh 11:5  Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 
Joh 11:6  So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 
Joh 11:7  and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” 
Joh 11:8  “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?” 
Joh 11:9  Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 
Joh 11:10  It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.” 
Joh 11:11  After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” 
Joh 11:12  His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 
Joh 11:13  Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 
Joh 11:14  So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 
Joh 11:15  and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 
Joh 11:16  Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” 
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Joh 11:17  On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 
Joh 11:18  Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, 
Joh 11:19  and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 
Joh 11:20  When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. 
Joh 11:21  “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 
Joh 11:22  But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” 
Joh 11:23  Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 
Joh 11:24  Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 
Joh 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 
Joh 11:26  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 
Joh 11:27  “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” 
Jesus Weeps
Joh 11:28  After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.” 
Joh 11:29  When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 
Joh 11:30  Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. 
Joh 11:31  When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there. 
Joh 11:32  When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 
Joh 11:33  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 
Joh 11:34  “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. 
Joh 11:35  Jesus wept. 
Joh 11:36  Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 
Joh 11:37  But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” 
Jesus Raises Lazarus
Joh 11:38  Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 
Joh 11:39  “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.” 
Joh 11:40  Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” 
Joh 11:41  So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 
Joh 11:42  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” 
Joh 11:43  When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 
Joh 11:44  The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” 
The Plot to Kill Jesus
Joh 11:45  Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 
Joh 11:46  But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 
Joh 11:47  Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. 
Joh 11:48  If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.” 
Joh 11:49  Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 
Joh 11:50  You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.” 
Joh 11:51  He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 
Joh 11:52  and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 
Joh 11:53  So from that day on they plotted to take his life. 
Joh 11:54  Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples. 
Joh 11:55  When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. 
Joh 11:56  They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, “What do you think? Isn’t he coming to the festival at all?” 
Joh 11:57  But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who found out where Jesus was should report it so that they might arrest him. 

Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany
Joh 12:1
  Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 
Joh 12:2  Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 
Joh 12:3  Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 
Joh 12:4  But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 
Joh 12:5  “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” 
Joh 12:6  He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. 
Joh 12:7  “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 
Joh 12:8  You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” 
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
Joh 12:9  Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 
Joh 12:10  So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 
Joh 12:11  for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him. 
The Triumphal Entry
Joh 12:12  The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 
Joh 12:13  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 
Joh 12:14  Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: 
Joh 12:15  “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 
Joh 12:16  At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. 
Joh 12:17  Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 
Joh 12:18  Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 
Joh 12:19  So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!” 
Some Greeks Seek Jesus
Joh 12:20  Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 
Joh 12:21  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 
Joh 12:22  Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 
Joh 12:23  Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 
Joh 12:24  Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 
Joh 12:25  Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 
Joh 12:26  Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. 
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up
Joh 12:27  “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 
Joh 12:28  Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 
Joh 12:29  The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. 
Joh 12:30  Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 
Joh 12:31  Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 
Joh 12:32  And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 
Joh 12:33  He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. 
Joh 12:34  The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?” 
Joh 12:35  Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 
The Unbelief of the People
Joh 12:36  Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them. 
Joh 12:37  Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 
Joh 12:38  This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 
Joh 12:39  For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: 
Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.” 
Joh 12:41  Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. 
Joh 12:42  Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 
Joh 12:43  for they loved human praise more than praise from God. 
Jesus Came to Save the World
Joh 12:44  Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 
Joh 12:45  The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 
Joh 12:46  I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. 
Joh 12:47  “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 
Joh 12:48  There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 
Joh 12:49  For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 
Joh 12:50  I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



8 February 2018 Verse of the Day

The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.  (Psalms 42:8 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
Joh 9:1
  As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 
Joh 9:2  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 
Joh 9:3  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 
Joh 9:4  As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 
Joh 9:5  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 
Joh 9:6  After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 
Joh 9:7  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. 
Joh 9:8  His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 
Joh 9:9  Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.” 
Joh 9:10  “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. 
Joh 9:11  He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” 
Joh 9:12  “Where is this man?” they asked him. “I don’t know,” he said. 
Joh 9:13  They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 
Joh 9:14  Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. 
Joh 9:15  Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed, and now I see.” 
Joh 9:16  Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided. 
Joh 9:17  Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” The man replied, “He is a prophet.” 
Joh 9:18  They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. 
Joh 9:19  “Is this your son?” they asked. “Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?” 
Joh 9:20  “We know he is our son,” the parents answered, “and we know he was born blind. 
Joh 9:21  But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.” 
Joh 9:22  His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 
Joh 9:23  That was why his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” 
Joh 9:24  A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 
Joh 9:25  He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” 
Joh 9:26  Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 
Joh 9:27  He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?” 
Joh 9:28  Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 
Joh 9:29  We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.” 
Joh 9:30  The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 
Joh 9:31  We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. 
Joh 9:32  Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 
Joh 9:33  If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 
Joh 9:34  To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out. 
Joh 9:35  Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 
Joh 9:36  “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 
Joh 9:37  Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” 
Joh 9:38  Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 
Joh 9:39  Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” 
Joh 9:40  Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” 
Joh 9:41  Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains. 

I Am the Good Shepherd
Joh 10:1
  “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 
Joh 10:2  The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 
Joh 10:3  The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 
Joh 10:4  When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 
Joh 10:5  But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 
Joh 10:6  Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them. 
Joh 10:7  Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 
Joh 10:8  All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 
Joh 10:9  I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 
Joh 10:10  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 
Joh 10:11  “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 
Joh 10:12  The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 
Joh 10:13  The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 
Joh 10:14  “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 
Joh 10:15  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 
Joh 10:16  I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 
Joh 10:17  The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 
Joh 10:18  No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” 
Joh 10:19  The Jews who heard these words were again divided. 
Joh 10:20  Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?” 
Joh 10:21  But others said, “These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” 
I and the Father Are One
Joh 10:22  Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 
Joh 10:23  and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 
Joh 10:24  The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 
Joh 10:25  Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 
Joh 10:26  but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 
Joh 10:27  My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 
Joh 10:28  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 
Joh 10:29  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 
Joh 10:30  I and the Father are one.” 
Joh 10:31  Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 
Joh 10:32  but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” 
Joh 10:33  “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” 
Joh 10:34  Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”‘? 
Joh 10:35  If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— 
Joh 10:36  what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 
Joh 10:37  Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 
Joh 10:38  But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” 
Joh 10:39  Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp. 
Joh 10:40  Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed, 
Joh 10:41  and many people came to him. They said, “Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.” 
Joh 10:42  And in that place many believed in Jesus.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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