Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 24:50-53] January 18, 2018

The Ascension of Christ, byPietro Perugino, 1510

The Ascension 50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,53 and were continually in the temple blessing God. Observations and Reflections Two interesting things happened once Jesus ascended into heaven. First, the … Read more

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 24:36-48] January 17, 2018

Doubting Thomas Icon

Jesus Appears to His Disciples Luke 24:36-48 36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is … Read more

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 24:13-35] January 16, 2018

Michelangelo - Supper at Emmaus

On the Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from … Read more

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 24:9-12] January 15, 2018

St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb, by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, 1640

The Resurrection Luke 24:9-12 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they … Read more

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 24:1-8] January 11, 2018

Women at the tomb, Annibale Carraci, 1590

Jesus is Risen Luke 24:1-8 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they … Read more

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Luke 23:50-56] January 11, 2018

The Entombment by Garafalo c. 1520

Jesus Is Buried 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then … Read more