Remember to pray & read the entire passage before beginning.
1 Timothy 1:12-17

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.  All honor and glory to God forever and ever!
1 Timothy 1:15-17NLT


  • In Paul’s letter to Timothy  how does he describe himself before he knew Christ?
  • This passage tells us simply… why did Christ come?
  • Why does Paul say God showed him mercy?
  • Isn’t that kind of the way it is with all of us? We are eternally changed and become an example of the love of Christ and mercy of God! Does this make you think of your purpose differently.

I love this song… As we look forward to the celebration of our risen Savior may we cultivate thankful hearts for we are made alive in Him! Thank you for saving us!



Praying that the Lord would continue to work in your hearts that you would be examples of His great love and mercy! Praying for you…

The Cross – Luke 23

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Luke 23:26

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“And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country,
and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. “

Luke 23:26

  • What condition do you think that Jesus was in as he carried His cross (Matthew 27:27-31)?
  • Put yourself in the place of Simon of Cyrene. What would you have felt as you helped Christ to carry His cross?
  • What insight does this give you as you carry the cross of Christ every day?

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Remember – Christ carried that cross for you!  I will be praying for you!

The Cross – Mark 8


Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Mark 8:31-38

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““If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

Mark 8:31-38

  • As Jesus begins to teach, He shares with His disciples about His death and resurrection. record each of the events Jesus foretells.
  • Peter has just confessed that He believes Jesus is the Christ (Mark 8:29). Yet, he still rebukes Jesus. What is Jesus’ response?
  • What was Peter’s mistake in thinking?
  • Instead, Jesus gives us exactly how we need to think and live our lives…Make a TO DO list using His commands written here.
  • How do we know that Jesus’ call to action is not only for the disciples (see the beginning of verse 34)?
  • Jesus gives you 3 warnings – what are they?
  • How does this effect the way you look at life and what changes do you need to make today to follow Christ as He calls us?

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Take up your cross! I will be praying for you!

The Cross – Isaiah 53


Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Isaiah 53:5-6


“But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53:5-6

  • According to Isaiah 53:5 why was Christ pierced?
  • Define the word “chastise”.
  • Using the information you gained from defining the word chastise, paraphrase  Isaiah 53:5 b.
  • What phrases convey the entirety of the world’s transgression?
  • What phrase conveys the entirety of what Christ has done for  us all!
  • Within “us all” – is you! He died for YOU! Write a praise thanking Jesus for what he did for you!


By His wounds you are healed! Live as a redeemed – new creation in Christ! I will be praying for you!