29 April: The Greatest Day in History

Today’s chapter covers the turning point in world history…

READ JOHN 20  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

What stands out in today’s chapter, is that the writer didn’t do a good job of fabricating this history-altering event. For one thing, a good liar wouldn’t have written the level of detail into the storyline because, the more detail, the more there is to go wrong when the story goes public. So there’s no benefit to adding non-essential information that can only provoke questions: The head cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the folded burial linen [v7]; one angel sat at the head and the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body should have been laying [v12]; Jesus said to her: “…do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father…” [v17]; with the doors locked, Jesus came and stood among them. [v19, 26]

All these details, written without apology or explanation, would only cause the hearer to question the story. Worse still, is that even the disciples are portrayed as not believing the story that they were actively part of. [v9]  The writer’s style – written unashamedly as fact as it unfolded, whether the hearer chooses to believe or not – points more towards truth than lies.

If true, then this chapter covers the greatest happy day in history and something that should be shouted out because we’ll never be the same…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak directly with our History-Making God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Within your house, O God, I meditate on Your unfailing love. Like Your name, O God, Your praises reach to the ends of the earth and Your right hand is filled with righteousness. [Psalm 48:9-10]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s Grace on the Republic of Congo[b]
  • Your Country: Crisis Help Lines
  • Yourself: Victory over Temptation
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you Lord, that whatever I ask for in prayer, believing that I’ve received it, it will be mine. [Mark 11:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

All Your laws are before me. I’ve not turned away from Your decrees. I’ve been blameless before You, Lord, and have kept myself from sin. [2 Samuel 22:23-24]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Thank-you Lord that You go before me and will be with me. You’ll never leave me nor forsake me. I’ll not be afraid or discouraged. [Deuteronomy 31:8]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

“Whoever has the Son has LIFE; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” [1 John 5:12]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/conz/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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