27 April: 100% Confidence in a Bleak Present
Today’s chapter shows 100% confidence in a very bleak present, based on a substantial knowledge of the past that shines light on the future…
READ JOHN 18 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:
To understand what’s going on in the courtyard of a high priest 2,000 years ago, you need to understand the connection this event has with an ancient prophecy spoken eight centuries before, in the Book of Isaiah.[a] Jesus stood in confidence throughout this infamous night of arrest and interrogation. [v20-21] Although they hit Him [v23], Jesus knew that He’d done nothing wrong, and no sin could be found against Him.
More than this though, Jesus went into “the week-end that changed history”, knowing how 100% faithful Father God would be. Jesus had 100% confidence in a very bleak present because He had 100% trust in HISstory. He knew what was in store for His accusers and, as we now also know, He knew what was awaiting Him at the story’s end.
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Wanting to connect with the God who saves? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
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 …”
Be exalted above the heavens, O God. Let Your glory be above all the earth. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast and I’ll sing, yes, I’ll sing Your praises! [Psalm 57:5,7]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for God’s Grace on Congo-DCR[c]
Your Country: Mission Outreach Events
Yourself: Strength for Obedience
Your concerns for today
All things I ask in prayer, Father God, believing that I’ll receive. [Matthew 21:22]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
I know that You Lord my God, You are God, the faithful God. You keep Your covenant of loving-kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love You and keep Your commandments. [Deuteronomy 7:9]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
May You, Lord, bless me and keep me. May You make Your face shine on me and be gracious to me. [Numbers 6:24-25]
“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.[d] 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
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life, has set us free from the law of sin and death. [Romans 8:1-2]
[a] Isaiah 50:4-11
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31