Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Luke 22:66 through 23:25

September 20, 2019

“And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.” (Luke 23:1-2)

Eight generations up in my family tree is the name of Mary Towne Easty, who was convicted of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials of 1692. According to our...

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Daybreak: Luke 22:39-65

September 19, 2019

“And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.” (Luke 22:40)

One afternoon I hurried into a local shopping center to buy a decorative basket as a gift for a friend. Finding the perfect basket took longer than I had hoped, but I finally discovered just what I had in mind stashed behind several smaller baskets. Putting it into my shopping cart, I quickly picked up...

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Daybreak: Luke 22:1-38

September 18, 2019

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” (Luke 22:19-20)

In April of 1968, I was an assistant to the chaplain on board a troop ship heading to the combat zone in...

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Daybreak: Luke 21:1-38

September 17, 2019

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36)

The largest and most catastrophic avalanche in history occurred on May 31, 1970, when an earthquake off the coast of Peru caused a large section of the north slope of Mount Huascarán to collapse. The avalanche — a crushing mass of roughly eighty million cubic feet...

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Daybreak: Luke 20:1-47

September 16, 2019

“And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?” (Luke 20:1-2)

When my sister-in-law’s children were young, she provided in-home childcare for other youngsters as well....

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Daybreak: Luke 19:28-48

September 15, 2019

“And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.” (Luke...

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Daybreak: Luke 18:31 through 19:27

September 14, 2019

“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” (Luke 19:8)

While restitution is not a requirement for salvation, it certainly is a result of salvation. Genuine conversion puts in the heart of a newly saved individual the desire to make right any wrong actions of the...

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Daybreak: Luke 18:9-30

September 13, 2019

“But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” (Luke 18:16-17)

A week or two ago, my grandchildren and I went out for a stroll in our neighborhood. The early summer evening was warm...

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Daybreak: Luke 17:1 through 18:8

September 12, 2019

“For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.” (Luke 17:24) 

A woman in our congregation, Barbara, has testified many times about how the importance of being ready for Christ’s return was brought vividly to her attention when she was a young girl. One evening her mother, father, and older sister went to...

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Daybreak: Luke 16:1-31

September 11, 2019

“And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.” (Luke 16:1-2)

One of the definitions of the word steward is “one who manages the...

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