40-day Easter Journey – Day 33

The Last Supper John 13: 1-5, 12-17, 20 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 32

The Triumphant Entry Matthew 21:1-11 And when they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them, and bring them to Me. And if anyone says something to you, you shall say, ‘The... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 31

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Grace! John 8:3-11 And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 30

The Great Commandment Matthew 22:36-40 (someone asked him) Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 29

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20: 1-17 Then God spoke all these words saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery (1) You shall have no other gods before Me. (2) You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Week 6 Supply List

Day 29: List of 10 Commandments (provided) Day 30: Construction paper or notebook paper, pen Day 31: Easter Garden - large tray or large terracotta planter base, soil, 3 small crosses (can be made from twigs or craft sticks) grass seed, small terracotta pot, stone at least 3/4 size of pot opening (refer to picture if necessary) Day 32:  Small empty box... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 28

Fifth Saturday - Self Denial Self-denial is the act of fasting or abstaining (not having any) of a particular thing. Jesus talks about fasting in terms of food in the New Testament. The hunger pains we feel are supposed to remind us that we depend on God for our very lives. Some people combine fasting and prayer together when they are especially concerned about something... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 27

What happens when we don't obey? Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Do you think that God has rules so that you won’t have any fun in life? No! He has rules to protect you and because sinning keeps you from communing with God. HE is all good. He... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 26

Obedience and Faith John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” This verse brings up obedience first and then love. It’s interesting because just a few verses beforehand in the passage start the opposite way. It’s almost like... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 25

The Helper John 14:15, 16, 24-26 If you love me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever...He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. But the Helper, the... read more >>