Wednesday: He Is Risen

Resurrection Morning

Early Sunday morning the women went to the tomb with a single purpose-to complete the burial ritual. Despite the time they had spent with Jesus, they had not truly understood what was to happen. They were certainly not expecting an empty tomb, or to be told by heavenly messengers: He is not here, but is … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Either For Him or Against Him

Jesus or Barabbas?

For all else that it entails, the Cross is also the great divider of history: the divider between faith and unbelief, between betrayal and acceptance, and between eternal life and death. There is no middle ground for any human being concerning the Cross. In the end, we are on either one side or the other. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Judas

Judas Takes Thirty Pieces of Silver

Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve (Luke 22:3, NIV). No doubt Satan worked hard to get all of the disciples. What was it about Judas, though, that enabled the adversary to succeed so well with him, in contrast to the others? Luke tells how Jesus prayed alone all night in the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Gethsemane- The Fearsome Struggle

All Alone

At the dawn of history, God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden blessed with all that they needed for a life of joy. Soon something extraordinary happened: Satan appeared (Genesis 3). He tempted the first couple and then plunged the young earth into a mighty controversy between good and evil, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Crucified and Risen

Image © Lars Justinen

Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 3:1-6, Luke 22:39-46, 2 Cor. 13:8, Luke 22:53, Matt. 12:30, 1 Cor. 15:14. Memory Text: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again (Luke 24:7, NKJV). From childhood Jesus was conscious that He had come to this … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Jesus in Jerusalem

A Father\'S Love

To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ is to receive Him as a personal Saviour, believing that He forgives our sins, and that we are complete in Him. It is by beholding His love, by dwelling upon it, by drinking it in, that we are to become partakers of His nature. What … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Lord’s Supper

Remember Me

Read Luke 22:13-20. What is the significance of the Lord’s Supper taking place at the Passover? Jesus founded the Lord’s Supper against the historic context of the Passover feast. The Passover setting underscores human impotence in contrast to God’s great power. It was as impossible for Israel to free itself from Egyptian bondage as it … [Click to read more …]