Week Sixteen — Verse by Verse Devotional Series — The Gospel of John — John 20: 19, 20

Sunday

John 20:19, 20 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.  The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, you bring peace to our spirits and our lives.

Thought for the day:  To be more like Jesus bring more peace.

Monday

John 20: 21, 22 Again Jesus, said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”  And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, you have kept your promise to send us a comforter who is your holy spirit.

Thought for the day:  The songwriter said, “No, never alone.  He promised never to leave me alone.”

Tuesday

John 20: 23: If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we confess that if it were not for your forgiveness we would remain in our sin.

Thought for the day: Forgiveness is precious gift, and only the poor in spirit cannot afford to give forgiveness.

Wednesday

John 14: 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, in your presence there is peace.

Thought for the day:  Prayer time is a peaceful time.

Thursday

Acts 10:36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ who is lord of all.

Prayer: Almighty God, you have allowed us to share the good news of peace in Jesus.

Thought for the day:  Let the peaceful message of Jesus be a blessing to someone today.

Friday

Psalm 86:5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Prayer:  Almighty God, your great spirit of forgiveness is a blessing.

Thought for the day:  The ability to forgive is a godly trait.

Saturday

Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, may we find in your example of forgiveness our strength and inspiration.

Thought for the day:  Bearing grudges weakens the spirit.

 

Adult Bible Study – P – E — A – C – E

Predicament – The disciples were fearful for their lives without their Lord. V. 19

Entrance – Without opening the doors the resurrected Jesus enters the upper room. V. 19

Acclamation – Jesus greets the disciples with peace once and twice. Vs. 19, 21.

Commission – As Jesus was sent, Jesus now sends his disciples on the mission of peace. V. 21

Empowerment – An awesome responsibility is given to the disciples to forgive in Jesus’ name. v. 23
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