Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Mark 14:53-72

March 21, 2019

“And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.” (Mark 14:55-56)

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Massachusetts. Being raised in a devout Quaker family, she developed a keen sense of justice and moral behavior. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak publicly...

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Daybreak: Mark 14:32-52

March 20, 2019

“And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?” (Mark 14:37)

During the early years of my marriage, I experienced a nagging health problem over a prolonged period of time. My wife and I would seek God about the matter, and through prayer and trust in Him, I would seemingly get the victory over this, only to have it recur several months later. The last...

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Daybreak: Mark 14:12-31

March 19, 2019

“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.” (Mark 14:22)

It may have been the world’s smallest serving of the Lord’s Supper, and the location was unusual. However, God’s Spirit was so close as our pastor and his wife came to the nursing home to lend our family spiritual and moral support while my mother’s life was ebbing away. 

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Daybreak: Mark 14:1-11

March 18, 2019

“Being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.” (Mark 14:3)

Without sparing time or effort, a friend of mine applies herself to the tasks of decorating, cooking, and serving at various church gatherings. Each event is beautifully orchestrated. There are napkins to iron, flowers...

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Daybreak: Mark 13:28-37

March 17, 2019

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.” (Mark 13:35)

At a routine doctor’s appointment five weeks before our second child was due to be born, my physician made a startling announcement. I needed to prepare for an imminent arrival — it looked like baby could be born at any moment! The relaxed pace of “getting ready for baby”...

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Daybreak: Mark 13:1-27

March 16, 2019

“But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:23-26)

Periodically since the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the...

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Daybreak: Mark 12:35-44

March 15, 2019

“And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” (Mark 12:43-44) 

Hattie May Wiatt was a young girl who lived in the city of Philadelphia during the...

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Daybreak: Mark 12:13-34

March 14, 2019

“And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.” (Mark 12:13)

As Christians, we may find ourselves in situations when questions from unbelievers will challenge our knowledge of the Word of God and cause us to search our hearts to give an appropriate answer. As a young convert, I went to a barber in a town I had recently moved to. Since I was a new...

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Daybreak: Mark 11:27 through 12:12

March 13, 2019

“But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.” (Mark 12:7)

The Romanov Dynasty began on February 13, 1613, when Mikhail Feodorovich was elected as Sovereign of all Russia in Moscow’s Red Square by the Assembly of the Land. During the next 304 years, eighteen successive Czars supremely ruled Russia.

Nicholas II, the last of the Russian Czars, was crowned on May 14, 1896. During...

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Daybreak: Mark 11:1-26

March 12, 2019

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25)

“A tree crashed down on me before I could get out of the way,” a veteran ex-logger testified. “You know, the bark of a tree is pretty rough, and it skinned me down one side. I had several broken ribs, my back was broken in three places, my spleen...

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