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Day 3: Verse 2

Day 3: verse 2 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 NIV

Day 3: Verse 1 (last day of this reading plan)

Day 3: verse 1 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21 NIV

Day 3: "Jesus Our Teacher"

Day 3: (last day) "Jesus Our Teacher" Jesus’ teaching calls for a response. To merely admire Jesus as a great Teacher, without applying the truths He taught, is to forfeit the treasure of which He spoke. It also is to leave yourself vulnerable to life’s storms when they come. Earlier I mentioned Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. He wrapped up the sermon with a short story about two men. One man built his home on a rock, a solid foundation; the other man built his home on the sand. Jesus’ point is the person who acts on His teaching is building on a solid foundation, but one who fails to heed Jesus’ words is setting himself up for disaster. Storms come into all our lives. Building our lives on the firm foundation of Jesus and His teaching gives us the ability to withstand the onslaught. Let me say again:To merely admire Jesus as a great Teacher, without applying the truths He taught, is to leave yourself vulnerable to life’s storms when they come. It is the same as declarin

Day 2: Verse

Day 2: "Jesus Our Teacher" verse As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ ” “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10:17‭-‬21 NIV

Day 2: "Jesus Our Teacher"

Day 2: "Jesus Our Teacher" Most Jews of that day would assume that the way to eternal life was through obedience to the law. Yet a man came running to Jesus, wanting to know, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” We don’t know what he had previously heard, but something in Jesus’ teaching (and perhaps the authority behind that teaching) convinced him that in spite of his efforts he was missing something. The man may have even been acknowledging the source of Jesus’ teaching and authority in calling Him “Good Teacher.” To the Jews, God is preeminently good (1 Chron. 16:34); in fact, since God’s goodness was supreme to them, they never referred to anyone else as good. Jesus’ question, “Why do you call me good?” wasn’t to dispute the man’s idea of calling Him good, but rather to lead the man to reflect on the significance of what he was saying. If God is good, and Jesus is good, then Jesus is God. Almost as if to support the Jewish notion that obedien

An another verse for Day 1:

Another verse for Day 1: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand. THERE WAS 3 VERSES FOR DAY 1.  BECAUSE JESUS WAS A IMPORTANT TEACHER!

Another verse from Day 1:

Another verse for Day 1: Jesus is Teacher Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV

Day 1: The Verse

Verse for Day 1: The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Mark 1:22 NIV

"Jesus Our Teacher" (from Bible app)

Here is a new 3 day plan called: Day 1: Jesus is Teacher When we enter a room and see everyone sitting except one person, we naturally assume the one standing is in charge. He is speaking, teaching, or has control of the room—at least for the moment. To persuade or speak with any level of authority, we typically stand as if to take control of the meeting. The Jewish people in the New Testament, however, had a different approach. In rabbinic tradition, the teacher sat while speaking. We see this many times with Jesus, the wandering Rabbi, whether He was in the synagogue or not. In Luke 4:20, after Jesus had read the Scripture, He sat down to speak. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount begins: “When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then He began to teach them” (Matt. 5:1-2). Teaching while seated was teaching from a position of authority. Mark did not state in our passage that Jesus sat down, but one thing is clear: those


Devotional from "Hope in the Dark" Faith Tested I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it. —Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister, 1923–1937 What if you’re living by faith and yet you don’t see God’s promise to you fulfilled in your lifetime? Can you dare to believe he will still keep his promise, even if you don’t get to see it during your time on earth? Is it possible that you might grow so intimate with God that you’re able to keep loving and serving him despite your disappointment? Habakkuk is a good teacher for us on this lesson, because it was not until the next generation that God kept his promise and punished the Babylonians. That’s a long time to wait. But the Lord was still faithful.� Habakkuk gives us three little words that we can cling to when it appears that God has not delivered on what he promised. No matter what you might be going through, never let go of these words. If you want to be able to grow cl


Another Devotional from "Hope in the Dark". This is really good! I will put the verses that came with it today. Wait Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. —Peter Marshall Most of us don’t have to wait very long for anything anymore. Just think about how antsy you feel when the dentist is running behind schedule. Drives you crazy, doesn’t it? Apparently, Habakkuk wasn’t crazy about waiting either. Nonetheless, he knew that was the next thing he had to do if he was going to make it out of the valley of despondency. God told him, “The revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” (Habakkuk 2:3 NIV). The Hebrew word here for “appointed time” is mow’ed, which means the right time, the affixed time, the divinely chosen time that God permits something to happen. There’s an old saying that God is rarely early,


Today's Devotional comes from "Hope in the Dark". Write If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened. —George Mueller How do you react when life crashes in on you? What are your default responses, the things you run to for comfort, relief, or escape? Trying to avoid a situation only makes matters worse. We end up even more frustrated, because nothing changes. We may even feel guilty for not being strong enough to deal with whatever thorn has gotten under our skin. Ultimately, we run even farther away from the only one who can truly help us. Until we’re willing to have that honest conversation with God, we will never know peace. But how? Habakkuk helps guide us through the valley with three specific actions. First, Habakkuk questioned the apparent injustice of God. Then he decided to stop and listen to God. Next, he took notes. God told H


So, I take a picture with my camera on my phone, so I can show everyone.  My phone camera pick up the dis-colorization underneath my skin from the screw head that’s how close to the top of the skin it was.  I called the Doctor and told her about it.  Luckily I was still under warranty, my surgery I mean.  So, I back in August and had it taken out.  Thanks to my friend Cindy Charlton who took me and spent the night so she could bring me home.   I’ve gone back once just for x-rays.  The Doctor says I’m healing really well but I have to be careful with my past history.  I told her was it ok if I found a orthopedic doctor here in ca?  Reason being is this time I lost my job.  Can’t afford to be going back and forth to Vegas.  But, the times I did, I had 2 people to thank for taking me.  Sharon Giles, and Cindy Charlton.  They were my rides and I couldn’t have gotten there without them. Now to find a Calif doctor to take my case? What a ordeal I’ve been through.  But with the grace of God i


treated. Now its been 2½ months since this has happen.  I finally get the appt at USC in Los Angeles.  He can take the hardware out but not until they figure out why my bone is breaking.  I told the doctor I have this rare chromosome disorder.  So he’s thinking maybe that is causing my bone to be so brittle. So, he makes appt for another doctor.  A specialist.  I’m thinking it’s a bone specialist.  Wrong.  It’s a endocrinologist.  I don’t need one of these.  An this appt wasn’t until Aug. 16, 2017.     So I go back to my primary doctor.  So tired of this. Thinking isn’t this ever going to be fixed.  So my doctor sends to me to another doctor, still thinking my hormones need to get in balance.  I go... what a waste of time.  I get this answer.  I’m so special, that I’m way out of his league. So far, no California doctor will even look at my leg. What am I suppose to do now? More time has gone by.  All I can do is pray.  I know praying is the answer.  An it was. Then on June 20, 2017 I