Devotional: Unseen Warriors

Unseen Warriors

“While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.” – Matthew 9:32

In Matthew 9, there’s a short record of a miracle Jesus performed for a man who was demon-possessed. The demon kept the man from speaking, so he could not communicate with others. (more…)

Devotional: The Widow’s Son

The Widow’s Son

As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.” – Luke 7:12

When Jesus was in Nain with His disciples, He saw a funeral procession. A young man who died was being taken to his tomb. His mother followed after her child, weeping as she went. (more…)

Devotional: Persistent Faith

Persistent Faith

When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” – Luke 18:36-37

One day as Jesus traveled, a large crowd followed Him. Beside the road was a blind man. Since there was no system to care for the disabled and chronically ill, the man had to resort to begging on the street corners. (more…)

Devotional: Before the Miracle

Before the Miracle

Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” – Mark 5:22-23

His precious daughter, a girl about twelve years old, was sick and dying. But Jairus knew if Jesus would lay hands on his daughter, she would be cured. (more…)

Devotional: Embracing Local Ministry

Embracing Local Ministry

The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” – Luke 8:38-39

Jesus was traveling in the area of Gerasenes when He met a man possessed with a demon. This demon tortured the man, forcing him to live among the tombs and walk around naked. Nothing could stop the power of this demon over the man’s life…until that day. (more…)

Devotional: Carried to Christ

Carried to Christ

“A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.” – Mark 2:1-2

Jesus was preaching to a crowd that was so intent on hearing Him that they crowded into the home where He was staying. There were so many people eager to listen that no one could make it in the door. (more…)

Devotional: Christ’s Authority

Devotional Christ’s Authority

“There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.” – Luke 7:2-3

A commander in the Roman army had a servant he loved dearly. When the servant became ill, the commander (centurion) asked some of the Jewish elders to meet with Jesus and seek his servant’s healing. (more…)

Devotional: When God Promises Healing

When God Promises Healing

“There was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.” – John 4:46-47

When Jesus arrived in Galilee, he met a man who came pleading for his son’s life. The man was a royal official and most likely had plenty of money and servants. (more…)

Devotional: Healing in Unexpected Ways

Healing in Unexpected Ways“On a Sabbath, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.” – Luke 13:10-11

When Jesus was teaching in the synagogue (or church), he saw a woman crippled. Many versions of the Bible explain that the woman was doubled over, unable to straighten her spine at all. (more…)

Devotional: Who is Your Lazarus?

devotional who is your lazarusThen Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” – John 11:40

Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary, were close friends of Jesus. So when their brother was ill, the sisters sent for Him, saying, “The one you love is ill.” (John 11:3) (more…)

Devotional: Fulfilling God’s Plan

devotional fulfilling god's plan“Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear.” – John 18:10

When Judas betrayed Jesus, he brought with him men to take Jesus by force. But headstrong Peter grabbed a sword. His heart may have been in the right place but as he picked up the weapon, he struck one of the servants. (more…)

Devotional: God’s Glory Displayed

devotional God's glory displayedHe replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” – John 9:11

When Jesus and His disciples encountered a man that was blind, they were curious. So, they decided to ask Jesus an interesting question. They said, “Who sinned that this man was born blind? Was it his parents or him?” (more…)

Devotional: Stretch Out Your Hand

devotional stretch out your handThen he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. – Matthew 12:13

Jesus was in the Temple or church on Sabbath. Under the Jewish laws, no one was supposed to do any work on the Sabbath. It was meant to be a day of rest and reflection for the Jews. (more…)

Devotional: Be the One

devotional be the one“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.” – Luke 17:15

Leprosy is an infectious disease. It attacks the nerves in a person’s hands, feet, and face. As nerves begin to die, the patient loses sensation. This means that cuts, scrapes, and bruises on the skin cannot be felt. (more…)

Devotional: The Unseen Daughter

devotional the unseen daughterAt once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” – Mark 5:30

She’d spent years suffering from heavy menstrual periods. She went from doctor to doctor, spending everything she had. She was tired frequently since fatigue was a symptom of her constant blood loss. (more…)

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