Archive for January, 2012

Wednesday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:1-13

ShareJohn 7:1-13             “For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly.  If you do these things, show yourself to the world” (verse 4). I’m with Jesus’ brothers on this one, although not for the same reasons.  God wants people to come to know Him, […]

January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:60-71

ShareJohn 6:60-71 All of this talk about eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Jesus is making my head hurt and my heart ache! “This is a hard saying; who can understand it!” John 6 gets to the heart of the Gospel because it gets to the heart of Jesus Christ. In this last […]

January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:41-59

ShareJohn 6:41-59 Have you ever made fresh bread or been in a house where someone has?  I’ll bet I can make you hungry merely by suggesting such wonderful food.  Can you smell it? It smells so moist that it seems to emanate a bread cloud over your head, ready to rain down a gustatory experience […]

January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Introduction to Give Us This Day

ShareIntroduction to Give Us This Day Welcome to Give Us This Day, the daily Bible devotional I’ve written for every passage in the New Testament.  I began to write Give Us This Day in the summer of 2006, in response to the promptings of the Holy Spirit for me to write a daily Bible devotional […]

January 27, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Friday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:15-40

ShareJohn 6:15-40 We constantly confuse earth with heaven, even though heaven indeed comes to us through the things of the earth. Every one of us his hungry every day and all throughout the day.  We fill our lives with hunger, the hunger for bread and the hunger for water; the hunger for silence and the […]

January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:1-14

Share John 6:1-14 God has a simple message for you today.  He is saying to you: “I am calling you to do something that’s too hard for you to do so that you can remember to trust in Me.” You should remember that because it’s both challenging and true. You are not the first that God […]

January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 3rd Sunday After the Epiphany – John 5:30-47

ShareJohn 5:30-47 The writer of the book of Hebrews begins his magisterial letter on Christ as the end of the Old Covenant and the embodiment of the New with these words: “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days […]

January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 5:16-29

ShareJohn 5:16-29 Life and death hang in the balance in this passage. It seems odd, even bizarre to the point of belonging in a Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium somewhere, that life and death would arise in such a way. In the beginning of John 5, Jesus heals a man who had had an […]

January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 5:1-15

ShareJohn 5:1-15 I want my miracle.  The invalid man today had his miracle.  Yes, I know he had to wait 38 years, but he had his miracle.  I’ve had my chronic fatigue for 32 years now, and I’m sure many of you have had various ailments for a very long time, too. We want our […]

January 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:43-54

ShareJohn 4:43-54 How many of you would like to participate in a miracle this morning? What?  Only a few of you? Let me see your hands: how many of you would like to participate in a miracle this morning?  (Hmmmm.  It’s more difficult to count virtual hands than I’d anticipated!) Good!  Keep that in mind […]

January 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More