Daily Scripture & Questions

Luke 23; John 18-19  Each account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion adds more details to our understanding of what happened. What are new facts that you have picked up on in today’s readings? Why do the accounts, not being the same as one another, help support the fact that the Gospels are giving us reliable, historical accounts rather than made-up stories that everyone agrees upon?

Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions

Read John 19:16-37. How many different references to Old Testament prophecies can you find in this passage? What does the fulfillment of these prophecies tell us about the death of Jesus? Does this help you to trust God’s plan for history in general and for your life in specific?

Biblical Prayer Focus

Psalm 59:16-17  “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.”

God’s covenant faithful love (HESED) is a refuge to us because God has the strength to back it up. Rejoice in God’s strong love. Ask Him to be the fortress that you need. Seek Him on behalf of others who are vulnerable and need His strong, loving shelter.