Day 180: Potty Mouth

James 1:19-21 (AD 48) [This and the next devotional are out of synch – for some reason I skipped James 1:19-27 as I went through the letter, so I’m returning only now to those verses.] Before my time, it was common for parents to literally wash their children’s mouths out with soap as punishment for … More Day 180: Potty Mouth

Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Acts 12:25-13:12 (AD 44) No, sorry, you and I must not declare someone “a child of the devil” if they oppose our Christian work. And can’t strike people dumb just because they start doing Satan’s work in front of us. Paul saw the risen Christ and was directly called by God to be an apostle … More Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One

Acts 9:23-31 (AD 34-37) Even at this early point in Paul’s ministry we can see lessons about spreading God’s Word. For example: Don’t wait to share the gospel, just get on with it. For many people healed by Jesus, their immediate reaction was to praise God and tell people what Jesus had done for them. … More Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One

Day 114: Wash someone’s feet today

John 13:1-20; (spring AD 30, Thursday evening of Passion Week) Humble, even humiliating, service for others, placing yourself lower in status than them, should be part and parcel of being a Christian. That’s the application Jesus gives in verses 12-15 for his washing of the disciples’ feet. The foot-washing itself was symbolically useful because it … More Day 114: Wash someone’s feet today