Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Daily devotional thoughts that come from my daily Bible reading

July 10 – Totally God, Totally Man, Totally Dead

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 “Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Popular Opinion

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12; Hosea 12 “Pilate answered and said to them again, ‘What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?’ So they cried out again, ‘Crucify … Continue reading

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July 8 – About That Prayer

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 “And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.’” (Mark 14:36 NKJV) Prayer is a strange … Continue reading

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July 7 – Betrayal

(Sundays will be late because of ministry obligations) Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17; Hosea 10 “Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.’ … Continue reading

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July 6 – It’s All In The Details…Or Not

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when … Continue reading

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July 5 – Building the Church

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 “And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’” (Mark 13:2 NKJV) There was nothing … Continue reading

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July 4 – It’s The Little Things…

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4; 1 Kings 5; Hosea 7:3-16 “Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.” (Mark 12:42 NKJV) She probably hoped that no one noticed her as she slipped those mites … Continue reading

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July 3 – Dealing With Tests

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6; Hosea 7:1-2 “’Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?’ But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, ‘Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it.’” (Mark … Continue reading

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July 2 – Fruitless and Faithless: A Tale of Two Curses

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 “And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’” (Mark 11:21 NKJV) Sometimes the strangest stories have a background that clears things up. The story … Continue reading

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July 1 – Unmet Expectations or a Better Plan?

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11-5:4 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David That comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:10 NKJV) The people had great expectations of Jesus. In the Old Testament … Continue reading

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