March 26

—Isaiah. 53:4,5/Matt. 8:16,17 Suffering Vicariously (Our Delegated Substitute!) Isaiah 53: 3,4 He is despised (hated, reviled, loathed, shunned, scorned, derided [antonym is beloved: how heartbreaking that the beloved Son of God bore all this FOR ME!]) and rejected (disallowed, forbidden, banned, excluded, vetoed, prohibited) of men; a man of sorrows (distresses, troubles, burdens, disappointments), and … More March 26

March 25

—Isaiah 53:7/Matt. 26:62, 63 Silent When Accused  Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Matt. 26:62-65 (NKJV) And the high priest arose … More March 25

March 23

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. Mark 14:10 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, … More March 23

March 18

—Matt.25:1-13 Parable of the Ten Virgins Obviously, this parable is about the return of Christ. There are several thoughts about which return it is referring too, but I’m just going to focus on the lesson for me! J Jesus IS coming back. If He came today, would I be ready? Am I a wise or … More March 18

March 21–Week 3: PROPHECIES CONCERNING JESUS’ DEATH

Zech. 9:9/John 12:13, 14 Triumphal Entry Some may scoff and say that Jesus staged the whole thing, but the amazing prophecy actually begins in Matthew 21:2 where Jesus tells His disciples, “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring … More March 21–Week 3: PROPHECIES CONCERNING JESUS’ DEATH

March 15

—Matt.21:33-41 The Parable of the Vineyard Characters in this parable: Householder/landowner—he planted the vineyard, put a wall around it, and dug a winepress and tower Husbandmen/vine-growers—the householder rented it to them Servants/slaves—householder sends HIS servants to the vineyard that THEY might receive the fruit Husbandmen took the servants and beat, killed, stoned them (This action repeated … More March 15

March 13

–John 15:1 Jesus is the true vine and his Father is the husbandman, vinedresser. The TRUE vine—this makes me think of different vines I’ve run into in my gardening.  Our son and his wife bought a house in South Carolina several years ago and it must have been owned by a gardener at one time. … More March 13

March 12

—John 10:7-9 Jesus is the door/gate BACKGROUND: 1-5 Thief and robbers crawl through the window. (false teachers trying to steal souls away from the truth of God’s Word) “into the sheepfold–the sacred enclosure of God’s true people.” Climbs up some other way—wanting heaven but not entering in God’s way. OUCH! Other ways? Works, philosophies, religions … More March 12

Mar. 11

–John 9:5 Do you see a pattern in Jesus’ teaching? He and the disciples pass a man that is blind. The disciples ask a question  Jesus answers and teaches. We would be wise to look for God’s lessons in every life situation because that’s what Jesus did. Think about the darkness. Darkness is the absence of … More Mar. 11

March 9

–John 8:23 Once again the whole passage may need to be read to get the whole story. It begins with the adulterous woman being brought to Jesus.  He writes on the ground and asks the one who has not sinned to cast the first stone. I love verse nine: And they which heard it, being convicted … More March 9