John 19:38-42 ============= [38] After all this, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple who kept his faith a secret for fear of the Jewish officials, made a request to Pilate for the body of Jesus. Pilate granted his request, and Joseph retrieved the body. [39] Nicodemus, who first came to Jesus under the cloak of darkness, […]

Lent Devotional Tuesday of Holy Week Today’s Old Testament Reading: Psalm 71:1-12 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the […]

Readings for Lent and Easter Ezekiel 34:11-12 ================ [10-11] Those self-centered shepherds are My enemies! As far as I am concerned, they are no longer shepherds. They will not help themselves to My sheep any longer. I will recover My flock from those corrupt shepherds. I will snatch My sheep from their mouths! My sheep […]

John 19:1-37 ============ [19:1] Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. [2] The soldiers twisted thorny branches together as a crown and placed it onto His brow and wrapped Him in a purple cloth. [3] They drew near to Him, shouting: Soldiers (striking at Jesus): Bow down, everyone! This is the King of the Jews! […]

Lent Devotional – The Day Before Easter Today’s Old Testament Reading: Job 14:1-14 "Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment? […]

John 21 ======= [21:1] There was one other time when Jesus appeared to the disciples-this time by the Sea of Tiberias. This is how it happened: [2] Simon Peter, Thomas (the Twin), Nathanael (the Galilean from Cana), the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. Simon Peter (to disciples): [3] I am going […]

Lent Devotional – Good Friday Today is Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution. The reading below describes his appearance before Pontius Pilate. For the complete Good Friday story, read John 18-19 on Bible Gateway. Today’s Prayer Today’s Scripture Reading: John 18-19 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples […]