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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – June 22, 2017

    Published June 22, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 22   Acts 5:17-42 Acts 5:17-The high priest (and Sadducees, his religious party) put the apostles in jail.  During the night, an angel opened the gates, instructed them to go to the Temple and proclaim “the whole message of this Life,” and ushered them out.  They went to the … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – June 22, 2017

    Published June 22, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 22   Esther 4-6   A Challenge of Faith                  Esther 3-4, cont’d.   Esther 4       Mordecai Appeals to Esther for Intervention   Esther 4:1-17-When Mordecai finds out about the edict he mourns in sackcloth.  Esther hears that Mordecai is mourning and sends a courier to find out why.  When … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – June 21, 2017

    Published June 21, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 21   Esther   Author:      Unknown…though he was probably a Jew (Jewish nationalism is throughout the book) who lived during the reign of Ahasuerus (this is the Hebrew form of his name…he is known to us in history as Xerxes I…the Greek form of his Persian name, 485-465 … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – June 21, 2017

    Published June 21, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 21   Acts 5:1-16 Acts 5:1-11-Ananias and Saphira (a couple in the church at Jerusalem) sold a piece of property and donated the money to the apostles.  They made it appear that they had given all the money to the church…but deceptively kept some for themselves.  Peter knew what … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – June 20, 2017

    Published June 20, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 20   Acts 4:23-37 Acts 4:23-31-After they were released, Peter and John returned to the other disciples and gave a report of what had happened.  It resulted in their giving God praise…because they recognized His sovereign hand upon them and in what had happened.  Notice that it says “they … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – June 20, 2017

    Published June 20, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 20   Nehemiah 12-13   Reformation of Judah                                                        Nehemiah 11-13, cont’d.   Nehemiah 12:27-47     The Wall is Dedicated   Nehemiah 12:1-9-This is a list of the Priests and Levites who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2,36-40).  The prophet Zechariah is included in this list (:16). Nehemiah 12:10-11-This is … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – June 19, 2017

    Published June 19, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 19   Acts 4:1-22 Acts 4:1-14-While they are still speaking representatives of the Jewish leadership arrived.  Notice that this group includes “the captain of the temple guard” and “Sadducees”.   Ryrie Study Bible, 4:1 the captain of the temple guard.  An official second only to the high priest.  He … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – June 19, 2017

    Published June 19, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 19   Nehemiah 9-11   Return to God and Repentance of Sinful Hearts                Nehemiah 8-10, cont’d.                                                                                 Nehemiah 9:1-38         The People Repent   Nehemiah 9:1-38-Two days after the Festival ended the people began to confess their sins…for a quarter of the day they listened to the reading of the … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – June 18, 2017

    Published June 18, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 18   Acts 3 Acts 3:1-11-Peter and John went to the temple for the hour of prayer (3 p.m.-it was part of the evening sacrifice).  A man who had been lame from birth (he was 40+ years old, 4:22) was being carried to the Gate Beautiful (also called the … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – June 18, 2017

    Published June 18, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    June 18   Nehemiah 7-8   3rd Return to Judah & Repairing of the City Walls (Nehemiah)     Nehemiah 1-7, cont’d.   Nehemiah 3:1-7:4        The Repairing of the City Walls, cont’d. 445 B.C.-Nehemiah (governor) comes to Jerusalem and rebuilds the wall around the city in 52 days (Malachi was a prophet … Continue reading

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