Daily Devotions

John 19:2-5 – “the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and struck him with their...

John 19:1 – “Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.” As a young man of perhaps 33 years of age, Jesus was in good health due to his job as a carpenter and his constant walking of many miles as an itinerant minister....

In our nearly year-long study of John’s Gospel, the final roughly one-third of the book focuses on the final week leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross. The timing is prophetic as it is during the Jewish Passover. All...

John 18:37-38:“’For this purpose I [Jesus] was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’” As the...

John 18:33-36: “So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?’ Pilate answered,...

John 18:28-32: “Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover.” In this...

The more valuable something is, the more likely it is to be counterfeited. This explains why fake Rolex watches, fake Gucci handbags, and fake Jordan sneakers, along with counterfeit currency, are so proliferous. God creates, Satan counterfeits. This simple clue helps...

Our world loves a good biography. Tales of triumph and ordinary people overcoming extraordinary obstacles are perennially popular. Even better than a good biography is a good testimony. In a good testimony, God is the hero. In a biography, we...

John 18:1-3 – “When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus...

Where are you feeling the most pressure in your life right now? What concerns are filling your mind? What worries are taking your focus, energy, joy, and possibly even sleep? Life often presents us with stressful situations where we have to...

John 18:25-27 – “Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, ‘You also are not one of his disciples, are you?’ He denied it and said, ‘I am not.’ One of the servants of the...