Acts 4

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But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

– Acts 4:19-20

Do not hold back! Speak boldly of His greatness, even if such boldness provokes a vicious response.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Acts 3

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“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

– Acts 3:19

The Gospel message confronts every hearer of it with a call to respond. And when one responds in repentance, they experience the converting power of God as their sins are blotted out and His refreshing presences floods in.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Acts 2

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Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? … we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

– Acts 2:7, 12

This is God’s desire, and should be our aim, that everyone would hear, in their own heart langue, the declaration of the wonderful works of God.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Acts 1

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“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

– Acts 1:8

Jesus commissioned His church to go into all the world, to preach to every creature, and make disciples of all nations. To accomplish this, we need supernatural empowering, and God has graciously provided exactly that. He did not say, “You might receive power.” He said, “You shall receive power.”

Walk in the empowering that God has given you, and witness of Him in your Jerusalem, today.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 21

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And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

– John 21:25

I believe it will be a great wonder and joy to realize the greatness of Christ’s work, once we are with Him in eternity to see, hear, and comprehend it.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 20

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And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

– John 20:30-31

This is John’s purpose statement. He recorded the words and works of Jesus, so that we might “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing we would have life in His name.”

Never underestimate the evangelistic power of the simple Gospel message, recorded by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 19

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Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.

– John 19:40

The apostles fled in fear, and two formerly fearful, secret disciples came out publicly to bury the body of Jesus. Perhaps you’ve been a disciple “but secretly, for fear.” Now is the time to ‘come out’ as a true follower of Jesus.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 18

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Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

– John 18:14

As Jesus hung upon the cross, He would intercede on behalf of those crucifying Him, saying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” No doubt, Caiaphas did not know what he was leading the Jews to do, or the implications of their actions. Nor did he realize the weight of the words he spoke. Yes, he spoke them in a different context, but when it all came down to it, he was correct, it would be good if one man died for the people. And that’s exactly what Jesus would do.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 17

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“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

– John 17:20

Just hours before His betrayal, arrest (under false pretense), and crucifixion, Jesus prayed for you and I. He knew all that was about to come upon Him, and He prayed for us. Moreover, Romans 8:34, and Hebrews 7:25 tell us that Jesus continues to pray for us, now. When I was a child, we use to sing a song, “Oh the wonder of it all.”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

John 16

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“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

– John 16:33

For a long time this has been a favorite verse of mine. I like that Jesus speaks very honestly with His followers. He doesn’t blow smoke, saying, “Everything is going to be great in the world when you follow Me.” He speaks truth! In this world you will have tribulation. But He has overcome the world, and has promised to receive us unto Himself in the end. Therefore, if we abide in Him, we will experience His peace, in the midst of any and every trial, tribulation, or storm.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon