Monthly Archives: March 2016

He is Risen, Part 2

All was still. Light crept over the horizon. Sabbath had finally drawn to a close. Two women tiptoed through deserted streets into a garden outside the city wall. The weekend hours had passed slowly as they waited to anoint their beloved Rabbi’s body with spices where He lay in the garden tomb. Suddenly, an earthquake…

Husbands & Wives: Read & Pray Together

CH-March 25, 2016     By James Erasmus Philipps (From: Your Duty and Mine)   “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it.” “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.” “Let every one of you in…

And in His Love

MTLB-March 23-March 25, 2016     By Andrew Murray   “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: abide ye in my love.”–John 15:9. Blessed Lord, enlighten our eyes to see aright the glory of this wondrous word. Open to our meditation the secret chamber of THY LOVE, that our souls may…

God’s Purpose In Suffering

CH-March 22, 2016     Source: Hoeksema, Herman   We read in Hebrews 12:6,11, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”…

Tragic Events

CH-March 21-March 24, 2016     By David R. Reid (Excerpts from: Devotions for Growing Christians)   Luke 13:1-5 – There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above…

None Like Christ

RR-March 21-March 25, 2016     By Octavius Winslow, 1866   There is no love like the love of Christ. The association of contrast will aid us here. God, who is love, is the author of all human affection. Love is the creation of Deity, the descendant of heaven, the reflection of God; and he…

Born of God

MTLB-March 21-March 23, 2016     By John Kershaw, 1862   Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John. 1:13) The immediate connection in which these words stand is as follows: Our Lord Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, “came unto…

He is Risen, Part 1

Everything in the Old Testament points to God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection. These events fulfilled many prophecies, and affected many real people who lived through them. This blog article explores the circumstances surrounding the crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. Night had fallen. Everything was…