Thoughts from Scripture

Day 159 of 365 - "I tell you the truth. A person must be born from water and the Spirit."

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John 3:1-5 says:1There was a man named Nicodemus. Nicodemus was one of the Pharisees. He was an important Jewish leader. 2One night Nicodemus came to Jesus. Nicodemus said, "Teacher, we know that you are a teacher sent from God. No person can do these miracles that you do without God's help."3Jesus answered, "I tell you [...]

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Day 158 of 365 - "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a place for buying and selling!"

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John 2:13-16 says:13It was almost time for the Jewish Passover. So Jesus went to Jerusalem.14In Jerusalem Jesus went to the temple. In the temple area Jesus saw men selling cattle, sheep, and doves. Jesus saw other men sitting at tables. These men were exchanging and trading people's money. 15Jesus made a whip with some pieces [...]

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Day 157 of 365 - Jesus chose twelve of His disciples, whom He named apostles...

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Luke 6:12-16 says:12At that time Jesus went out to a mountain to pray. He stayed there all night praying to God. 13The next morning, Jesus called his followers. He chose twelve of them. He named these men "apostles."* They were: 14Simon (Jesus named him Peter) and Andrew, Peter's brother; James and John, Philip and Bartholomew;15Matthew, [...]

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Day 156 of 365 - Jesus said: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

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Luke 5:27-32 says:27After this Jesus went out and saw a tax collector sitting in the tax office. His name was Levi. Jesus said to him, "Follow me!" 28Levi got up, left everything, and followed Jesus.29Then Levi gave a big dinner for Jesus. The dinner was at Levi's house. At the table there were many tax [...]

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Day 155 of 365 - Jesus said to Simon,"Don't be afraid. From now on you will work to gather people, not fish!"

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Luke 5:1-11 says:1Jesus stood beside Lake Gennesaret (Galilee). Many people pushed to get all around him. They wanted to hear the teachings of God.2Jesus saw two boats at the shore of the lake. The fishermen were washing their nets. 3Jesus got into the boat that belonged to Simon. Jesus asked Simon to push off a [...]

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