Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

7 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.  (Romans 4:22 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 at the Feast of Booths
Joh 7:1
  After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 
Joh 7:2  But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 
Joh 7:3  Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 
Joh 7:4  No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 
Joh 7:5  For even his own brothers did not believe in him. 
Joh 7:6  Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 
Joh 7:7  The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 
Joh 7:8  You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 
Joh 7:9  After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. 
Joh 7:10  However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 
Joh 7:11  Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?” 
Joh 7:12  Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 
Joh 7:13  But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders. 
Joh 7:14  Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 
Joh 7:15  The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?” 
Joh 7:16  Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 
Joh 7:17  Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. 
Joh 7:18  Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. 
Joh 7:19  Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?” 
Joh 7:20  “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?” 
Joh 7:21  Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. 
Joh 7:22  Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath. 
Joh 7:23  Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? 
Joh 7:24  Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.” 
Can This Be the Christ?
Joh 7:25  At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? 
Joh 7:26  Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? 
Joh 7:27  But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” 
Joh 7:28  Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 
Joh 7:29  but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.” 
Joh 7:30  At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 
Joh 7:31  Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?” 
Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus
Joh 7:32  The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him. 
Joh 7:33  Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me. 
Joh 7:34  You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.” 
Joh 7:35  The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 
Joh 7:36  What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?” 
Rivers of Living Water
Joh 7:37  On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 
Joh 7:38  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 
Joh 7:39  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. 
Division Among the People
Joh 7:40  On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” 
Joh 7:41  Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 
Joh 7:42  Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 
Joh 7:43  Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 
Joh 7:44  Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him. 
Joh 7:45  Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” 
Joh 7:46  “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied. 
Joh 7:47  “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 
Joh 7:48  “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 
Joh 7:49  No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.” 
Joh 7:50  Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 
Joh 7:51  “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” 
Joh 7:52  They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.” 
The Woman Caught in Adultery
Joh 7:53  Then they all went home, 

Joh 8:1  but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 
Joh 8:2  At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 
Joh 8:3  The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 
Joh 8:4  and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 
Joh 8:5  In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 
Joh 8:6  They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 
Joh 8:7  When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 
Joh 8:8  Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 
Joh 8:9  At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 
Joh 8:10  Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 
Joh 8:11  “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” 
I Am the Light of the World
Joh 8:12  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 
Joh 8:13  The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.” 
Joh 8:14  Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. 
Joh 8:15  You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. 
Joh 8:16  But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 
Joh 8:17  In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. 
Joh 8:18  I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.” 
Joh 8:19  Then they asked him, “Where is your father?” “You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 
Joh 8:20  He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come. 
Joh 8:21  Once more Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.” 
Joh 8:22  This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’?” 
Joh 8:23  But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 
Joh 8:24  I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.” 
Joh 8:25  “Who are you?” they asked. “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied. 
Joh 8:26  “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.” 
Joh 8:27  They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. 
Joh 8:28  So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 
Joh 8:29  The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” 
Joh 8:30  Even as he spoke, many believed in him. 
The Truth Will Set You Free
Joh 8:31  To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 
Joh 8:32  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 
Joh 8:33  They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” 
Joh 8:34  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 
Joh 8:35  Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 
Joh 8:36  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 
Joh 8:37  I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 
Joh 8:38  I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.” 
You Are of Your Father the Devil
Joh 8:39  “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. 
Joh 8:40  As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 
Joh 8:41  You are doing the works of your own father.” “We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.” 
Joh 8:42  Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 
Joh 8:43  Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 
Joh 8:44  You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 
Joh 8:45  Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 
Joh 8:46  Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 
Joh 8:47  Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” 
Before Abraham Was, I Am
Joh 8:48  The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?” 
Joh 8:49  “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 
Joh 8:50  I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 
Joh 8:51  Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.” 
Joh 8:52  At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 
Joh 8:53  Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?” 
Joh 8:54  Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 
Joh 8:55  Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word. 
Joh 8:56  Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.” 
Joh 8:57  “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” 
Joh 8:58  “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 
Joh 8:59  At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



6 February 2018 Verse of the Day

and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.  (Romans 4:21 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 Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath
Joh 5:1
  Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 
Joh 5:2  Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 
Joh 5:3  Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 
Joh 5:5  One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 
Joh 5:6  When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 
Joh 5:7  “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 
Joh 5:8  Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 
Joh 5:9  At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 
Joh 5:10  and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 
Joh 5:11  But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.'” 
Joh 5:12  So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 
Joh 5:13  The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 
Joh 5:14  Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 
Joh 5:15  The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well. 
Joh 5:16  So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 
Joh 5:17  In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” 
Jesus Is Equal with God
Joh 5:18  For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 
The Authority of the Son
Joh 5:19  Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 
Joh 5:20  For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 
Joh 5:21  For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 
Joh 5:22  Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 
Joh 5:23  that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. 
Joh 5:24  “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 
Joh 5:25  Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 
Joh 5:26  For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 
Joh 5:27  And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. 
Joh 5:28  “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 
Joh 5:29  and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 
Witnesses to Jesus
Joh 5:30  By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. 
Joh 5:31  “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 
Joh 5:32  There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true. 
Joh 5:33  “You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 
Joh 5:34  Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 
Joh 5:35  John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light. 
Joh 5:36  “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 
Joh 5:37  And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 
Joh 5:38  nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 
Joh 5:39  You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 
Joh 5:40  yet you refuse to come to me to have life. 
Joh 5:41  “I do not accept glory from human beings, 
Joh 5:42  but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 
Joh 5:43  I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 
Joh 5:44  How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 
Joh 5:45  “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 
Joh 5:46  If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 
Joh 5:47  But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?” 

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
Joh 6:1
  Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 
Joh 6:2  and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 
Joh 6:3  Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 
Joh 6:4  The Jewish Passover Festival was near. 
Joh 6:5  When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 
Joh 6:6  He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. 
Joh 6:7  Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” 
Joh 6:8  Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 
Joh 6:9  “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” 
Joh 6:10  Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 
Joh 6:11  Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. 
Joh 6:12  When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 
Joh 6:13  So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. 
Joh 6:14  After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 
Joh 6:15  Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. 
Jesus Walks on Water
Joh 6:16  When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 
Joh 6:17  where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 
Joh 6:18  A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 
Joh 6:19  When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 
Joh 6:20  But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 
Joh 6:21  Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. 
I Am the Bread of Life
Joh 6:22  The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 
Joh 6:23  Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 
Joh 6:24  Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 
Joh 6:25  When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 
Joh 6:26  Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 
Joh 6:27  Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 
Joh 6:28  Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 
Joh 6:29  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 
Joh 6:30  So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 
Joh 6:31  Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” 
Joh 6:32  Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 
Joh 6:33  For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 
Joh 6:34  “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” 
Joh 6:35  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 
Joh 6:36  But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 
Joh 6:37  All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 
Joh 6:38  For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 
Joh 6:39  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 
Joh 6:40  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” 
Joh 6:41  At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 
Joh 6:42  They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 
Joh 6:43  “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 
Joh 6:44  “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. 
Joh 6:45  It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 
Joh 6:46  No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 
Joh 6:47  Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 
Joh 6:48  I am the bread of life. 
Joh 6:49  Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 
Joh 6:50  But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 
Joh 6:51  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” 
Joh 6:52  Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 
Joh 6:53  Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 
Joh 6:54  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 
Joh 6:55  For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 
Joh 6:56  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 
Joh 6:57  Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 
Joh 6:58  This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 
Joh 6:59  He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 
The Words of Eternal Life
Joh 6:60  On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” 
Joh 6:61  Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 
Joh 6:62  Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 
Joh 6:63  The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. 
Joh 6:64  Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 
Joh 6:65  He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” 
Joh 6:66  From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 
Joh 6:67  “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. 
Joh 6:68  Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 
Joh 6:69  We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” 
Joh 6:70  Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” 
Joh 6:71  (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



5 February 2018 Verse of the Day

yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,  (Romans 4:20 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:

You Must Be Born Again
Joh 3:1
  Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 
Joh 3:2  He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 
Joh 3:3  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 
Joh 3:4  “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” 
Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 
Joh 3:6  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 
Joh 3:7  You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 
Joh 3:8  The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” 
Joh 3:9  “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 
Joh 3:10  “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 
Joh 3:11  Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 
Joh 3:12  I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 
Joh 3:13  No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 
Joh 3:14  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 
Joh 3:15  that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” 
For God So Loved the World
Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 
Joh 3:17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 
Joh 3:18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 
Joh 3:19  This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 
Joh 3:20  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 
Joh 3:21  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. 
John the Baptist Exalts Christ
Joh 3:22  After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 
Joh 3:23  Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 
Joh 3:24  (This was before John was put in prison.) 
Joh 3:25  An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 
Joh 3:26  They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.” 
Joh 3:27  To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 
Joh 3:28  You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 
Joh 3:29  The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 
Joh 3:30  He must become greater; I must become less.” 
Joh 3:31  The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 
Joh 3:32  He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 
Joh 3:33  Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 
Joh 3:34  For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 
Joh 3:35  The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 
Joh 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. 

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
Joh 4:1
  Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 
Joh 4:2  although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 
Joh 4:3  So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 
Joh 4:4  Now he had to go through Samaria. 
Joh 4:5  So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 
Joh 4:6  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 
Joh 4:7  When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 
Joh 4:8  (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 
Joh 4:9  The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 
Joh 4:10  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 
Joh 4:11  “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 
Joh 4:12  Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” 
Joh 4:13  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 
Joh 4:14  but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 
Joh 4:15  The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” 
Joh 4:16  He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 
Joh 4:17  “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 
Joh 4:18  The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” 
Joh 4:19  “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 
Joh 4:20  Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 
Joh 4:21  “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 
Joh 4:22  You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 
Joh 4:23  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 
Joh 4:24  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” 
Joh 4:25  The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 
Joh 4:26  Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” 
Joh 4:27  Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 
Joh 4:28  Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 
Joh 4:29  “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 
Joh 4:30  They came out of the town and made their way toward him. 
Joh 4:31  Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 
Joh 4:32  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 
Joh 4:33  Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” 
Joh 4:34  “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 
Joh 4:35  Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 
Joh 4:36  Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 
Joh 4:37  Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 
Joh 4:38  I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” 
Joh 4:39  Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 
Joh 4:40  So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 
Joh 4:41  And because of his words many more became believers. 
Joh 4:42  They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” 
Joh 4:43  After the two days he left for Galilee. 
Joh 4:44  (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 
Joh 4:45  When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there. 
Jesus Heals an Official’s Son
Joh 4:46  Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 
Joh 4:47  When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. 
Joh 4:48  “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” 
Joh 4:49  The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 
Joh 4:50  “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 
Joh 4:51  While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 
Joh 4:52  When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.” 
Joh 4:53  Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed. 
Joh 4:54  This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



4 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;  (Romans 4:19 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 Word Became Flesh
Joh 1:1
  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
Joh 1:2  He was with God in the beginning. 
Joh 1:3  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 
Joh 1:4  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 
Joh 1:5  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
Joh 1:6  There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 
Joh 1:7  He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 
Joh 1:8  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 
Joh 1:9  The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 
Joh 1:10  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 
Joh 1:11  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 
Joh 1:12  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 
Joh 1:13  children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 
Joh 1:14  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 
Joh 1:15  (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'”) 
Joh 1:16  Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 
Joh 1:17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 
Joh 1:18  No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. 
The Testimony of John the Baptist
Joh 1:19  Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 
Joh 1:20  He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” 
Joh 1:21  They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” 
Joh 1:22  Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 
Joh 1:23  John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.'” 
Joh 1:24  Now the Pharisees who had been sent 
Joh 1:25  questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 
Joh 1:26  “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 
Joh 1:27  He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” 
Joh 1:28  This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 
Behold, the Lamb of God
Joh 1:29  The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 
Joh 1:30  This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 
Joh 1:31  I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.” 
Joh 1:32  Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 
Joh 1:33  And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 
Joh 1:34  I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” 
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Joh 1:35  The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 
Joh 1:36  When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 
Joh 1:37  When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 
Joh 1:38  Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” 
Joh 1:39  “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. 
Joh 1:40  Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 
Joh 1:41  The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 
Joh 1:42  And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter). 
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
Joh 1:43  The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 
Joh 1:44  Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 
Joh 1:45  Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 
Joh 1:46  “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. 
Joh 1:47  When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 
Joh 1:48  “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 
Joh 1:49  Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” 
Joh 1:50  Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 
Joh 1:51  He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.” 

The Wedding at Cana
Joh 2:1
  On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 
Joh 2:2  and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 
Joh 2:3  When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 
Joh 2:4  “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” 
Joh 2:5  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 
Joh 2:6  Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 
Joh 2:7  Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 
Joh 2:8  Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 
Joh 2:9  and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 
Joh 2:10  and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 
Joh 2:11  What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. 
Joh 2:12  After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. 
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Joh 2:13  When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 
Joh 2:14  In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 
Joh 2:15  So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 
Joh 2:16  To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 
Joh 2:17  His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 
Joh 2:18  The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” 
Joh 2:19  Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” 
Joh 2:20  They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 
Joh 2:21  But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 
Joh 2:22  After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. 
Jesus Knows What Is in Man
Joh 2:23  Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 
Joh 2:24  But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 
Joh 2:25  He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



3 February 2018 Verse of the Day

In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE.”  (Romans 4:18 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 Before Pilate
Luk 23:1
  Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 
Luk 23:2  And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” 
Luk 23:3  So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 
Luk 23:4  Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.” 
Luk 23:5  But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here.” 
Jesus Before Herod
Luk 23:6  On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. 
Luk 23:7  When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. 
Luk 23:8  When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort. 
Luk 23:9  He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. 
Luk 23:10  The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. 
Luk 23:11  Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. 
Luk 23:12  That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies. 
Luk 23:13  Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 
Luk 23:14  and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. 
Luk 23:15  Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. 
Luk 23:16  Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.” 
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
Luk 23:18  But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” 
Luk 23:19  (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) 
Luk 23:20  Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 
Luk 23:21  But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 
Luk 23:22  For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.” 
Luk 23:23  But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. 
Luk 23:24  So Pilate decided to grant their demand. 
Luk 23:25  He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will. 
The Crucifixion
Luk 23:26  As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 
Luk 23:27  A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 
Luk 23:28  Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 
Luk 23:29  For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 
Luk 23:30  Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”‘ 
Luk 23:31  For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 
Luk 23:32  Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 
Luk 23:33  When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 
Luk 23:34  Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 
Luk 23:35  The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” 
Luk 23:36  The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 
Luk 23:37  and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” 
Luk 23:38  There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 
Luk 23:39  One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 
Luk 23:40  But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 
Luk 23:41  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 
Luk 23:42  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 
Luk 23:43  Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” 
The Death of Jesus
Luk 23:44  It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 
Luk 23:45  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 
Luk 23:46  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. 
Luk 23:47  The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 
Luk 23:48  When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 
Luk 23:49  But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. 
Jesus Is Buried
Luk 23:50  Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 
Luk 23:51  who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. 
Luk 23:52  Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 
Luk 23:53  Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 
Luk 23:54  It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. 
Luk 23:55  The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 
Luk 23:56  Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. 

 The Resurrection
Luk 24:1
  On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 
Luk 24:2  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 
Luk 24:3  but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 
Luk 24:4  While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 
Luk 24:5  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 
Luk 24:6  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 
Luk 24:7  ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'” 
Luk 24:8  Then they remembered his words. 
Luk 24:9  When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 
Luk 24:10  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 
Luk 24:11  But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 
Luk 24:12  Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened. 
On the Road to Emmaus
Luk 24:13  Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 
Luk 24:14  They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 
Luk 24:15  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 
Luk 24:16  but they were kept from recognizing him. 
Luk 24:17  He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 
Luk 24:18  One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 
Luk 24:19  “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 
Luk 24:20  The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 
Luk 24:21  but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 
Luk 24:22  In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 
Luk 24:23  but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 
Luk 24:24  Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.” 
Luk 24:25  He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 
Luk 24:26  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 
Luk 24:27  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 
Luk 24:28  As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 
Luk 24:29  But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. 
Luk 24:30  When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 
Luk 24:31  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 
Luk 24:32  They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 
Luk 24:33  They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 
Luk 24:34  and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 
Luk 24:35  Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. 
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Luk 24:36  While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 
Luk 24:37  They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 
Luk 24:38  He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 
Luk 24:39  Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 
Luk 24:40  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 
Luk 24:41  And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 
Luk 24:42  They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 
Luk 24:43  and he took it and ate it in their presence. 
Luk 24:44  He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 
Luk 24:45  Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 
Luk 24:46  He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 
Luk 24:47  and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 
Luk 24:48  You are witnesses of these things. 
Luk 24:49  I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” 
The Ascension
Luk 24:50  When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 
Luk 24:51  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 
Luk 24:52  Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 
Luk 24:53  And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



2 February 2018 Verse of the Day

to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever.  (Isaiah 56:5 NIV)

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 Widow’s Offering
Luk 21:1
  As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 
Luk 21:2  He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 
Luk 21:3  “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 
Luk 21:4  All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” 
Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple
Luk 21:5  Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, 
Luk 21:6  “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.” 
Luk 21:7  “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?” 
Luk 21:8  He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 
Luk 21:9  When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” 
Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution
Luk 21:10  Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 
Luk 21:11  There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. 
Luk 21:12  “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 
Luk 21:13  And so you will bear testimony to me. 
Luk 21:14  But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 
Luk 21:15  For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 
Luk 21:16  You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 
Luk 21:17  Everyone will hate you because of me. 
Luk 21:18  But not a hair of your head will perish. 
Luk 21:19  Stand firm, and you will win life. 
Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem
Luk 21:20  “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 
Luk 21:21  Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 
Luk 21:22  For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 
Luk 21:23  How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 
Luk 21:24  They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 
The Coming of the Son of Man
Luk 21:25  “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 
Luk 21:26  People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 
Luk 21:27  At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
Luk 21:28  When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
Luk 21:29  He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 
Luk 21:30  When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 
Luk 21:31  Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 
Luk 21:32  “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 
Luk 21:33  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 
Watch Yourselves
Luk 21:34  “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 
Luk 21:35  For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 
Luk 21:36  Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” 
Luk 21:37  Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, 
Luk 21:38  and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple. 

The Plot to Kill Jesus
Luk 22:1
  Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 
Luk 22:2  and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 
Judas to Betray Jesus
Luk 22:3  Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 
Luk 22:4  And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 
Luk 22:5  They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 
Luk 22:6  He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. 
The Passover with the Disciples
Luk 22:7  Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 
Luk 22:8  Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” 
Luk 22:9  “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. 
Luk 22:10  He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, 
Luk 22:11  and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 
Luk 22:12  He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.” 
Luk 22:13  They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 
Institution of the Lord’s Supper
Luk 22:14  When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 
Luk 22:15  And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 
Luk 22:16  For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” 
Luk 22:17  After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 
Luk 22:18  For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 
Luk 22:19  And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 
Luk 22:20  In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. 
Luk 22:21  But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. 
Luk 22:22  The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” 
Luk 22:23  They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this. 
Who Is the Greatest?
Luk 22:24  A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 
Luk 22:25  Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 
Luk 22:26  But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 
Luk 22:27  For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 
Luk 22:28  You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 
Luk 22:29  And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, 
Luk 22:30  so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
Luk 22:31  “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 
Luk 22:32  But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” 
Luk 22:33  But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” 
Luk 22:34  Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” 
Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus
Luk 22:35  Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 
Luk 22:36  He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 
Luk 22:37  It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.” 
Luk 22:38  The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That’s enough!” he replied. 
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
Luk 22:39  Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 
Luk 22:40  On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 
Luk 22:41  He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 
Luk 22:42  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 
Luk 22:43  An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 
Luk 22:44  And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. 
Luk 22:45  When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 
Luk 22:46  “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” 
Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Luk 22:47  While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 
Luk 22:48  but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” 
Luk 22:49  When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?” 
Luk 22:50  And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. 
Luk 22:51  But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him. 
Luk 22:52  Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? 
Luk 22:53  Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.” 
Peter Denies Jesus
Luk 22:54  Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 
Luk 22:55  And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 
Luk 22:56  A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.” 
Luk 22:57  But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said. 
Luk 22:58  A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” “Man, I am not!” Peter replied. 
Luk 22:59  About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.” 
Luk 22:60  Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 
Luk 22:61  The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 
Luk 22:62  And he went outside and wept bitterly. 
Jesus Is Mocked
Luk 22:63  The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 
Luk 22:64  They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 
Luk 22:65  And they said many other insulting things to him. 
Jesus Before the Council
Luk 22:66  At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. 
Luk 22:67  “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, 
Luk 22:68  and if I asked you, you would not answer. 
Luk 22:69  But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.” 
Luk 22:70  They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied, “You say that I am.” 
Luk 22:71  Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



1 February 2018 Verse of the Day

for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and *said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.”  (Mark 6:50 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 and Zacchaeus
Luk 19:1
  Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 
Luk 19:2  A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 
Luk 19:3  He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 
Luk 19:4  So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 
Luk 19:5  When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 
Luk 19:6  So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 
Luk 19:7  All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 
Luk 19:8  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 
Luk 19:9  Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 
Luk 19:10  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” 
The Parable of the Ten Minas
Luk 19:11  While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 
Luk 19:12  He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 
Luk 19:13  So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’ 
Luk 19:14  “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’ 
Luk 19:15  “He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it. 
Luk 19:16  “The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’ 
Luk 19:17  “‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’ 
Luk 19:18  “The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’ 
Luk 19:19  “His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’ 
Luk 19:20  “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. 
Luk 19:21  I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’ 
Luk 19:22  “His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? 
Luk 19:23  Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’ 
Luk 19:24  “Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’ 
Luk 19:25  “‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’ 
Luk 19:26  “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 
Luk 19:27  But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.'” 
The Triumphal Entry
Luk 19:28  After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 
Luk 19:29  As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 
Luk 19:30  “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 
Luk 19:31  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.'” 
Luk 19:32  Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 
Luk 19:33  As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 
Luk 19:34  They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 
Luk 19:35  They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 
Luk 19:36  As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. 
Luk 19:37  When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 
Luk 19:38  “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 
Luk 19:39  Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” 
Luk 19:40  “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” 
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Luk 19:41  As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 
Luk 19:42  and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 
Luk 19:43  The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 
Luk 19:44  They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” 
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Luk 19:45  When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. 
Luk 19:46  “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'” 
Luk 19:47  Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. 
Luk 19:48  Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words. 

The Authority of Jesus Challenged
Luk 20:1
  One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 
Luk 20:2  “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?” 
Luk 20:3  He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: 
Luk 20:4  John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?” 
Luk 20:5  They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ 
Luk 20:6  But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.” 
Luk 20:7  So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.” 
Luk 20:8  Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.” 
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
Luk 20:9  He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 
Luk 20:10  At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 
Luk 20:11  He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. 
Luk 20:12  He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out. 
Luk 20:13  “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’ 
Luk 20:14  “But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 
Luk 20:15  So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. “What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 
Luk 20:16  He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When the people heard this, they said, “God forbid!” 
Luk 20:17  Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? 
Luk 20:18  Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” 
Paying Taxes to Caesar
Luk 20:19  The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people. 
Luk 20:20  Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 
Luk 20:21  So the spies questioned him: “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 
Luk 20:22  Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” 
Luk 20:23  He saw through their duplicity and said to them, 
Luk 20:24  “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. 
Luk 20:25  He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” 
Luk 20:26  They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent. 
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection
Luk 20:27  Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 
Luk 20:28  “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 
Luk 20:29  Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. 
Luk 20:30  The second 
Luk 20:31  and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. 
Luk 20:32  Finally, the woman died too. 
Luk 20:33  Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?” 
Luk 20:34  Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 
Luk 20:35  But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 
Luk 20:36  and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. 
Luk 20:37  But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 
Luk 20:38  He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” 
Luk 20:39  Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” 
Luk 20:40  And no one dared to ask him any more questions. 
Whose Son Is the Christ?
Luk 20:41  Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? 
Luk 20:42  David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand 
Luk 20:43  until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”‘ 
Luk 20:44  David calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?” 
Beware of the Scribes
Luk 20:45  While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, 
Luk 20:46  “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 
Luk 20:47  They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



31 January 2018 Verse of the Day

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  (1 John 3:16 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:

Temptations to Sin
Luk 17:1
  Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. 
Luk 17:2  It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. 
Luk 17:3  So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 
Luk 17:4  Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” 
Increase Our Faith
Luk 17:5  The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 
Luk 17:6  He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. 
Unworthy Servants
Luk 17:7  “Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? 
Luk 17:8  Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 
Luk 17:9  Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 
Luk 17:10  So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'” 
Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
Luk 17:11  Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 
Luk 17:12  As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 
Luk 17:13  and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 
Luk 17:14  When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 
Luk 17:15  One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 
Luk 17:16  He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 
Luk 17:17  Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 
Luk 17:18  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 
Luk 17:19  Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” 
The Coming of the Kingdom
Luk 17:20  Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 
Luk 17:21  nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” 
Luk 17:22  Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 
Luk 17:23  People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. 
Luk 17:24  For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 
Luk 17:25  But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 
Luk 17:26  “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 
Luk 17:27  People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 
Luk 17:28  “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 
Luk 17:29  But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 
Luk 17:30  “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 
Luk 17:31  On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 
Luk 17:32  Remember Lot’s wife! 
Luk 17:33  Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 
Luk 17:34  I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 
Luk 17:35  Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” 
Luk 17:37  “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.” 

The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Luk 18:1
  Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 
Luk 18:2  He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 
Luk 18:3  And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ 
Luk 18:4  “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 
Luk 18:5  yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!'” 
Luk 18:6  And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 
Luk 18:7  And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 
Luk 18:8  I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” 
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Luk 18:9  To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 
Luk 18:10  “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 
Luk 18:11  The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 
Luk 18:12  I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ 
Luk 18:13  “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 
Luk 18:14  “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” 
Let the Children Come to Me
Luk 18:15  People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 
Luk 18:16  But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 
Luk 18:17  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 
The Rich Ruler
Luk 18:18  A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 
Luk 18:19  “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 
Luk 18:20  You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” 
Luk 18:21  “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. 
Luk 18:22  When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 
Luk 18:23  When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. 
Luk 18:24  Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 
Luk 18:25  Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 
Luk 18:26  Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” 
Luk 18:27  Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 
Luk 18:28  Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” 
Luk 18:29  “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 
Luk 18:30  will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” 
Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time
Luk 18:31  Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 
Luk 18:32  He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; 
Luk 18:33  they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” 
Luk 18:34  The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about. 
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
Luk 18:35  As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 
Luk 18:36  When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 
Luk 18:37  They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 
Luk 18:38  He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 
Luk 18:39  Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 
Luk 18:40  Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 
Luk 18:41  “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. 
Luk 18:42  Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 
Luk 18:43  Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



30 January 2018 Verse of the Day

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?  (Micah 6:8 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:

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luk 15:1
  Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 
Luk 15:2  But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 
Luk 15:3  Then Jesus told them this parable: 
Luk 15:4  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 
Luk 15:5  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 
Luk 15:6  and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 
Luk 15:7  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 
The Parable of the Lost Coin
Luk 15:8  “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 
Luk 15:9  And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 
Luk 15:10  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Luk 15:11  Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 
Luk 15:12  The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 
Luk 15:13  “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 
Luk 15:14  After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 
Luk 15:15  So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 
Luk 15:16  He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 
Luk 15:17  “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 
Luk 15:18  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 
Luk 15:19  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 
Luk 15:20  So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 
Luk 15:21  “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 
Luk 15:22  “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 
Luk 15:23  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 
Luk 15:24  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. 
Luk 15:25  “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 
Luk 15:26  So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 
Luk 15:27  ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ 
Luk 15:28  “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 
Luk 15:29  But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 
Luk 15:30  But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 
Luk 15:31  “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 
Luk 15:32  But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'” 

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
Luk 16:1
  Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 
Luk 16:2  So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 
Luk 16:3  “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 
Luk 16:4  I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ 
Luk 16:5  “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 
Luk 16:6  “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ 
Luk 16:7  “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ 
Luk 16:8  “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 
Luk 16:9  I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. 
Luk 16:10  “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 
Luk 16:11  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 
Luk 16:12  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? 
Luk 16:13  “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” 
The Law and the Kingdom of God
Luk 16:14  The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 
Luk 16:15  He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight. 
Luk 16:16  “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it. 
Luk 16:17  It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law. 
Divorce and Remarriage
Luk 16:18  “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. 
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luk 16:19  “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 
Luk 16:20  At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 
Luk 16:21  and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 
Luk 16:22  “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 
Luk 16:23  In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 
Luk 16:24  So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 
Luk 16:25  “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 
Luk 16:26  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 
Luk 16:27  “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 
Luk 16:28  for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 
Luk 16:29  “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 
Luk 16:30  “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 
Luk 16:31  “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



29 January 2018 Verse of the Day

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.  (Isaiah 66:13 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:

Repent or Perish
Luk 13:1
  Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 
Luk 13:2  Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 
Luk 13:3  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 
Luk 13:4  Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 
Luk 13:5  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” 
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
Luk 13:6  Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 
Luk 13:7  So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ 
Luk 13:8  “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 
Luk 13:9  If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'” 
A Woman with a Disabling Spirit
Luk 13:10  On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 
Luk 13:11  and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 
Luk 13:12  When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 
Luk 13:13  Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. 
Luk 13:14  Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” 
Luk 13:15  The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 
Luk 13:16  Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” 
Luk 13:17  When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing. 
The Mustard Seed and the Leaven
Luk 13:18  Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 
Luk 13:19  It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” 
Luk 13:20  Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 
Luk 13:21  It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” 
The Narrow Door
Luk 13:22  Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 
Luk 13:23  Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 
Luk 13:24  “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 
Luk 13:25  Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 
Luk 13:26  “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 
Luk 13:27  “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ 
Luk 13:28  “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 
Luk 13:29  People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 
Luk 13:30  Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.” 
Lament over Jerusalem
Luk 13:31  At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” 
Luk 13:32  He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 
Luk 13:33  In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! 
Luk 13:34  “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 
Luk 13:35  Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” 

Healing of a Man on the Sabbath
Luk 14:1
  One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 
Luk 14:2  There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 
Luk 14:3  Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 
Luk 14:4  But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way. 
Luk 14:5  Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?” 
Luk 14:6  And they had nothing to say. 
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Luk 14:7  When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 
Luk 14:8  “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 
Luk 14:9  If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 
Luk 14:10  But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 
Luk 14:11  For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” 
The Parable of the Great Banquet
Luk 14:12  Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 
Luk 14:13  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 
Luk 14:14  and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” 
Luk 14:15  When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 
Luk 14:16  Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 
Luk 14:17  At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 
Luk 14:18  “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ 
Luk 14:19  “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ 
Luk 14:20  “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ 
Luk 14:21  “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ 
Luk 14:22  “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ 
Luk 14:23  “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 
Luk 14:24  I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'” 
The Cost of Discipleship
Luk 14:25  Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 
Luk 14:26  “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 
Luk 14:27  And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 
Luk 14:28  “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 
Luk 14:29  For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 
Luk 14:30  saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ 
Luk 14:31  “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 
Luk 14:32  If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 
Luk 14:33  In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. 
Salt Without Taste Is Worthless
Luk 14:34  “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 
Luk 14:35  It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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