2017 March

Luke 22:1-38

Introduction Luke 22:1-38: During the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Passover), some of the chief priests and teachers of the Law plot to arrest Jesus. Jesus is betrayed by his disciple Judas after Jes... Read More »

Luke 20:19-47

Introduction Luke 20:19-47: Jesus’ enemies continue to watch him, looking for an opportunity to arrest him. They hire people to try to trick him into speaking against the emperor. But Jesus reco... Read More »

Luke 20:1-18

Introduction Luke 20:1-18: In today’s passage, Jesus is teaching in the temple when some leaders question his authority. They try to outsmart each other with their words. Then Jesus tells a para... Read More »

Luke 19:28-48

Introduction Luke 19:28-48: Today we begin the story of Jesus’ final week in Jerusalem. After a long journey, Jesus is finally ready to enter the city. He knows that he must face his enemies in ... Read More »

Psalm 84

Introduction Psalm 84: Today’s reading is a psalm that expresses yearning for God’s dwelling place-the Temple. It describes the Temple as a place of joy and protection, and celebrates the ... Read More »

Habakkuk 3:1-19

Introduction Habakkuk 3:1-19: In today’s passage, Habakkuk’s prayer begins with a request for the LORD to be merciful to the people of Judah and then continues with a description of the LO... Read More »

Habakkuk 2:1-20

Introduction Habakkuk 2:1-20: The LORD offers Habakkuk a vision of justice, saying that the Babylonians will be punished according to how they have treated others. This vision is borne out by history:... Read More »

Habakkuk 1:1-17

Introduction Habakkuk 1:1-17: The Book of Habakkuk records a prayer-filled conversation between the prophet Habakkuk and the LORD God. In today’s passage, Habakkuk complains to the LORD about th... Read More »

Jonah 2:1-10

Introduction Jonah 2:1-10: Jonah tries to run away from God’s call to prophesy to Nineveh. He is thrown from a boat, and God rescues him by sending a big fish to swallow him and deliver him safe... Read More »

Daniel 9:1-19

Introduction Daniel 9:1-19: This prayer follows two of Daniel’s visions. These visions show God’s control of historical events and provide hope for those who remain faithful in times of pe... Read More »

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