5MinDevo Day 24

I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. [John 12v46] It was after midnight and I woke up thirsty so I went downstairs to the kitchen to grab a cup of ice water.  It was probably the quietest part of the night because I…

5MinDevo Day 23

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. [John 12v26] Much of our approach to faith can be about ourselves.  Think about it.  How much of our prayers are focused on “making our requests known”? What…

5MinDevo Day 22

Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair.  The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. [John 12v3] Often we read this passage and are drawn to think about the expense of the perfume.  And that…

5MinDevo Day 21

He said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live [John 11v25] I experienced the honor and the pain of performing my brother’s funeral a few years ago. It was intense to be there, experiencing my own grief while leading others to a…

5MinDevo Day 20

If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; [John 10v37] Some people like to localize Jesus as good teacher or a gifted prophet who walked the earth 2,000 years ago. Even Christians can sometimes contain Jesus’ presence and purpose to the age in which He served His earthly…

5MinDevo Day 19

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. [John 10vs14-15] Some say sheep are dumb. (Some might say they’re delicious!) But what we can say positively about sheep is…

5MinDevo Day 18

He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. [John 9v38] It’s taken about 2000 years but “belief” has relocated. It went uptown! The understanding of belief in the scriptures is something that emerges from the heart. But in the years since that age, modern people think of belief as a function of the mind….

5MinDevo Day 17

“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” [John 9v5] Its hard to tell sometimes, but the church in North America is shrinking. More young adults, especially, have bought into the lie that being part of a local church community is not an essential part of growing in…

5MinDevo Day 16

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” [John 8v58] Abraham was given the opportunity to make the most difficult sacrifice any father could ever make. He was willing to give the life of his only son in order to show his devotion to the Lord. When Abraham…

5MinDevo Day 15

“I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am He you will die in your sins.” [John 8v24] Jesus also said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me.” To many in the world today, this seems…