Picture curiosity of Darrell Watts II
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 A Harvest Story 13 1-3 At about that same time Jesus left the house and sat on the beach. In no time at all a crowd gathered along the shoreline, forcing him to get into a boat. Using the boat as a pulpit, he addressed his congregation, telling stories. 3-8 “What … Continue reading “Parable of Four Soils”
Monday, January 17, 2022 Obedience Is Thicker than Blood 46-47 While he was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers showed up. They were outside trying to get a message to him. Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are out here, wanting to speak with you.” 48-50 Jesus didn’t respond directly, but … Continue reading “Knowing Your Obedience is in Your Blood”
Sunday, January 16, 2022 43-45 “When a defiling evil spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn’t find anyone, it says, ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt.’ On return, it finds the person spotlessly clean, but vacant. It … Continue reading “Satan’s Residence”
Saturday, January 15, 2022 Jonah-Evidence 38 Later a few religion scholars and Pharisees cornered him. “Teacher, we want to see your credentials. Give us some hard evidence that God is in this. How about a miracle?” 39-40 Jesus said, “You’re looking for proof, but you’re looking for the wrong kind. All you want is something … Continue reading “What More Do You Need?”
Friday, January 14, 2022 33 “If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit. If you grow a diseased tree, you’ll pick worm-eaten fruit. The fruit tells you about the tree. 34-37 “You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? … Continue reading “Heart of Words”
Thursday, January 13, 2022 28-29 “But if it’s by God’s power that I am sending the evil spirits packing, then God’s kingdom is here for sure. How in the world do you think it’s possible in broad daylight to enter the house of an awake, able-bodied man and walk off with his possessions unless you tie him … Continue reading “Follow Him or Don’t”
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 No Neutral Ground 22-23 Next, a poor demon-afflicted wretch, both blind and deaf, was set down before him. Jesus healed him, gave him his sight and hearing. The people who saw it were impressed—”This has to be the Son of David!” 24 But the Pharisees, when they heard the report, were … Continue reading “Jesus Under Satan’s Spell?”
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 In Charge of Everything 15-21 Jesus, knowing they were out to get him, moved on. A lot of people followed him, and he healed them all. He also cautioned them to keep it quiet, following guidelines set down by Isaiah: Look well at my handpicked servant; I love him so … Continue reading “Follow Jesus!”
Monday, January 10, 2022 11-14 He replied, “Is there a person here who, finding one of your lambs fallen into a ravine, wouldn’t, even though it was a Sabbath, pull it out? Surely kindness to people is as legal as kindness to animals!” Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held … Continue reading “Healing of the Withered Hand”
Sunday, January 9, 2022 6-8 “There is far more at stake here than religion. If you had any idea what this Scripture meant—‘I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual’—you wouldn’t be nitpicking like this. The Son of Man is no yes-man to the Sabbath; he’s in charge.” 9-10 When Jesus left the field, … Continue reading “The Study of Laws and Rules vs. Who is Greater!”
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