Devotionals

19 Aug Matthew 14:25-27

25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to...

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18 Aug Matthew 14:22-24

22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. 23 After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was...

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17 Aug Matthew 14:19-21

19 Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds,...

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16 Aug Matthew 14:15-18

15 When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said to them, “They do...

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15 Aug Matthew 14:13-14

13 Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt...

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13 Aug Matthew 14:12

12 His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus. John’s disciples gave his body a proper burial and then reported to Jesus what had happened. What attributes of Herod from this account do you see manifest in...

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12 Aug Matthew 14:8-11

8 Having been prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests. 10 He sent...

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11 Aug Matthew 14:6-7

6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, 7 so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. What was the setting of the events recorded in these verses? What did the daughter...

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10 Aug Matthew 14:5

5 Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet. What was Herod hoping to do to John after his imprisonment? Why did he not follow through with his desired actions? Though Herod’s anger motivated him...

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09 Aug Matthew 14:3-4

3 For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. 4 For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” Why did Herod have John...

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