Fasting and the Restless Heart (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (ESV) Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,    nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive fail    and the fields yield no food,the flock be cut off from the fold    and there be no herd in the stalls,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;    I will take joy in the God of…

Fasting to Be Seen (Matthew 6:16-18)

Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV) 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your…

Fathers Change the World (Proverbs 20:4-7)

Proverbs 20:4-7 (ESV) 4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;    he will seek at harvest and have nothing.5 The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water,    but a man of understanding will draw it out.6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,    but a faithful man who can find?7 The righteous who walks in his integrity—    blessed are his children after him!

Jesus’ Foot Washing (John 13:1-17)

John 13:1-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas…

Jesus’ Amazing Claims (John 12:44-50)

John 12:44-50 (ESV) Jesus Came to Save the World 44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and…

The Call of Unbelief (John 12:36-43)

John 12:36-43 (ESV) 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” The Unbelief of the People When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken…

God’s Voice in Our Lives (John 12:27-36)

John 12:27-36 (ESV) The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up 27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and…

Jesus’ Way of Self Sacrifice (John 12:20-26)

John 12:20-26 (ESV) Some Greeks Seek Jesus 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son…

Marriage, Conflict, Unity (Ephesians 5:22-33)

Ephesians 5:22-33 (ESV) Wives and Husbands 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as…