Jesus Mandate for Ministry Announced

Sunday, January 3 Jesus Mandate for Ministry Announced Luke 4:14-22 NRSV “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the...

Jesus Driven out of Nazareth

Saturday, January 2 Jesus Driven out of Nazareth Luke 4:23-30 NRSV When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off...

Jesus Overcomes the Devils Temptations

Friday, January 1      NEW YEAR’S DAY Jesus Overcomes the Devils Temptations Luke 4:1-13 NRSV Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” (Luke 4:8) Our area of greatest potential may be where our greatest test appears. What...

Miracle of the Meal and Oil

Wednesday, December 30 Miracle of the Meal and Oil 1 Kings 17:8-16 NRSV The jar or meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah. (1 Kings 17:16) God never fails in God’s provision. The jar and the jug...

Jubilee, Year of God’s Favor

Tuesday, December 29 Jubilee, Year of God’s Favor Leviticus 25:8-17 NRSV For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces. (Leviticus 25:12) God delights in our return to right relationship with people and the earth...