Posts By: Jeffrey Lawrence

Lenten Devotional: First Week in Lent: Monday, February 19

  The Prophets and the Birth of Jesus: Seeing the signs Isaiah 7:14 • Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. The prophet Isaiah predicted the birth of Jesus as a sign to the world. This… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: First Sunday in Lent, February 18

  The Prophets and the Birth of Jesus: Home is where the heart is Micah 5:2 • But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days…. Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Saturday, February 17

  Jesus and the Prophets: No longer a child Luke 4:24 • And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.” Jesus went back to his hometown to deliver his first sermon. But after a challenging message, the same people who praised him were now ready to push him… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Friday, February 16

  Jesus and the Prophets: God cares Deuteronomy 18:18 • I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command. The people of Israel were in despair because Moses was… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Thursday, February 15

  Jesus and the Prophets: Who are you? Luke 24:25–27 • Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Ash Wednesday, February 14

  Jesus and the Prophets: The past reveals the present Luke 24:25–27 • Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning… Read more »

2018 Lenten Devotional: Jesus and the Prophets

  An Introduction to this year’s Lenten Devotional Matthew 21:10–11 • When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Luke 7:16 • Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has… Read more »