March 2003 Previous Devotionals
"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet." I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
When he [Judas] was gone, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him."
After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."
He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
...while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.
May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace with his blood, shed on the cross.
Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil.
Restore us, O God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
He [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear but like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.
Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
For by him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true — even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.