John Chapter 9

Bible Reading
Jesus heals a blind man.  The man is a one chapter object lesson for the Disciples of Christ to learn, for the Pharisees to learn, and for this blind man to learn to follow Christ.  We all fall under one of these categories and may God help us learn more about Him. (more…)
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John Chapter 8

Bible Reading
GRACE, GrAce, God’s Grace, Grace that is greater than all our sins.  I type sing off key as well.  How amazing is our God?  This woman was caught, and Jesus explained how we are all caught in His eyes.  He knows our sins and when Jesus asked if anyone had no sin, the conviction of Christ was on them.    Here is the key, “go and sin no more”.   Don’t take God’s grace as a given, some right that we have.  It is a gift and one day God will bring judgment.  But how awesome is grace? AMAZING GRACE! (more…)
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John Chapter 7

Bible Reading
Verses 1-13 - Jesus waited on His time.  There is a time for everything, and we need to wait on the right timing.  I think this is the hardest thing for most of us to do.  Waiting on the Lord is active and doing something.  We are receiving the right information, and the right power.  (more…)
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John Chapter 6

Bible Reading
John 6 A day without God’s word is like a day without physical food.  You become spiritually weak and your mind is not functioning on spiritual things.  You cannot live off of what you ate last week, nor can you be spiritually strong by thinking about what you ate last week.  Keep reading and growing in the ways of God.  I know you can do it; God gives us the power to accomplish spiritual tasks. (more…)
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John Chapter 5

Bible Reading, News
  God is at work, not just healing physically but teaching and healing us spiritually and religiously.  God wants all of your ways and all of your life. Verses 5-16 - Jesus really asked a man who was sick for 38 years if he wanted to be made whole.  The man answered how can I?  Here he is waiting for an angel to touch the water so he could jump in; Jesus said nothing about this pool.  But now after 38 years the healing stands before him.  Jesus than heals the man.  How wonderful for a condition of 38 years to be changed in a moment.  But, Instead of everyone being excited the Jews where mad because it was on the Sabbath day.   Two things hit me through this.  One, I tend to want Jesus to follow my way…
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John Chapter 4

Bible Reading, News
Are you ready for a miracle?  God does some amazing things in this chapter that should excite us.  Verse 4, He must go through Samaria.  When God said Jesus came to seek and to save the lost He meant it.  Jesus was coming to save and He had a divine appointment with this outcast, Samaritan women. (Samaritans where half Jews and not accepted by the Jews.)  Jesus wants to have an appointment with you today. Jesus met this lady doing a daily task; you may be a divine appointment for someone.  You may do this by just handing someone a tract at work or speaking to them about Jesus.  Your daily task is where God is working, don’t under estimate your job or daily errors, God is using them. Verse 10:…
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John Chapter 3

Bible Reading
We are reading the very words of God together.  Don’t lose sight that this is God speaking to you and me.  All of these happenings where given to help us grow and to become more like God.  May we all celebrate the understanding of being “Born Again”.  Salvation is not just a head understanding where we believe in Jesus.  It is a spiritual awakening where we realize Christ died for me and I need Him and salvation.  Don’t ever get over the awesomeness of the new birth in Christ. Nicodemus, seemed to have much information about God, but did not have a relationship with God.  Knowing facts does not always mean there is a relationship.  I have read a few biographies and after reading them I feel as if I know…
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John Chapter 2

Bible Reading
This is day two of our journey through the Gospel of John.   I am praying that God shows Himself to you in greater ways. The wedding in Cana of Galilee, had guest including Jesus and His disciples.  I believe we need more celebration not less as people of God.  God wants to join us in those gatherings and not to be excluded.  Jesus, responding to marries request even helped by turning water into wine.  And when Jesus does something He does it first class, it was the best wine.  Imagine how Jesus changes us as He transforms us through salvation.  He makes you and I better and when we are following Christ we find the best way. Just one note on wine and I am moving on.  Wine in Jesus’ day was not the same as today.  It would take…
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John Chapter 1

Bible Reading
The Gospel of John: We start with Chapter 1 which has 50 verses! But you can do it. Read asking God to help you get the big picture first. Take as long as you need, but read as if you need it. John 1:1-5: The simple declaration that God and Jesus are one. The Word refers to Jesus Christ (verse 14). Too many times we spend our efforts striving to figure out how. Wanting to know how is a wonderful drive, but when God tells us how, and God is the only eye witness, then we should accept it as truth. And because it is truth, speculation or theory should not replace that truth. Praise God as creator. John 1:6-16: John comes to celebrate Jesus, knowing he, John, is not…
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December 31st

Bible Reading
I received this story from Dr Jeremiah's morning devotion. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul. Psalm 19:7 One day John Strait (father of singer George Strait) distributed Gideon Bibles in a prison in Dilley, Texas. A prisoner accepted one, but later when another worker, Jerry Horn of San Antonio, visited, the inmate needed another copy. The pages were all gone from the old one; only the covers remained. "What happened?" Jerry asked. The prisoner replied, "I used them to make cigarettes." (more…)
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