We are excited to spend time concentrating on Jesus for the next 90 days and hope you are too!

Pick up a reading guide, download the app, check it out online: whatever works best for you.

Ever feel like you just can’t understand what the Bible says or what it means? Try reading a modern translation such as the CSB or NLT. Each translation tries to balance staying true to the original meaning with being readable in today’s English vernacular. We find the CSB to balance these well. The NLT is even easier to read but loses some of the power and depth of meaning found in the CSB.

Whatever translation you chose, the important part is to get in the Bible every day. Before reading ask God to help you to understand what you read. Then sit back, read the daily reading in your Bible or using the links below, and trust God to teach you something about His love for you. Consider asking yourself the following questions:

What does this passage teach me about God?
What does this passage teach me about mankind and/or myself?
What do I need to do as a result of these?
Who can I share what I learned with?

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September 25

Three Parables

Today's chapter is totally unique. None of these stories is found anywhere else in the Gospels. We don't know why they were so significant to Matthew, but we do know that they give us a clear picture of what it means to follow Christ.

The first parable of the ten bridesmaids walks us through being prepared for Christ's return. The five wise bridesmaids were prepared – they brought extra oil for their lamps. They were ready when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were irresponsible missed the banquet because they were unprepared and had to buy oil.

The second parable is a familiar one, the parable of the talents. We hear about this one often, but it is a great reminder that we are to invest what we have been given for the Kingdom. Be it time, talent, income, or something else, God wants us to use the gifts He has given us to increase the Kingdom.

The last parable is the separation of the sheep and the goats. I'll be honest, this one always hits me hard. We see the angels separating people into two groups, those who served those in need and those who did not, those who clothed people without and those who didn't, and finally those who were welcomed into eternity with Jesus and those who were sent out to eternal punishment. We can't just hang out with at church, we need to serve others.

As we look at these three parables, where can you take a next step? Is it baptism? Is it investing your talents in a ministry? Is it serving others?

Matthew 25Video Devo


Below is the full schedule:

September

Sep 1 – Matthew 1 | Video Devo
Sep 2 – Matthew 2 | Video Devo
Sep 3 – Matthew 3 | Video Devo
Sep 4 – Matthew 4 | Video Devo
Sep 5 – Matthew 5 | Video Devo
Sep 6 – Matthew 6 | Video Devo
Sep 7 – Matthew 7 | Video Devo
Sep 8 – Matthew 8 | Video Devo
Sep 9 – Matthew 9 | Video Devo
Sep 10 – Matthew 10 | Video Devo
Sep 11 – Matthew 11 | Video Devo
Sep 12 – Matthew 12 | Video Devo
Sep 13 – Matthew 13 | Video Devo
Sep 14 – Matthew 14 | Video Devo
Sep 15 – Matthew 15 | Video Devo
Sep 16 – Matthew 16 | Video Devo
Sep 17 – Matthew 17 | Video Devo
Sep 18 – Matthew 18 | Video Devo
Sep 19 – Matthew 19 | Video Devo
Sep 20 – Matthew 20 | Video Devo
Sep 21 – Matthew 21 | Video Devo
Sep 22 – Matthew 22 | Video Devo
Sep 23 – Matthew 23 | Video Devo
Sep 24 – Matthew 24 | Video Devo
Sep 25 – Matthew 25 | Video Devo
Sep 26 – Matthew 26 | Video Devo
Sep 27 – Matthew 27 | Video Devo
Sep 28 – Matthew 28 | Video Devo
Sep 29 – Mark 1 | Video Devo
Sep 30 – Mark 2 | Video Devo

October

Oct 1 – Mark 3 | Video Devo
Oct 2 – Mark 4 | Video Devo
Oct 3 – Mark 5 | Video Devo
Oct 4 – Mark 6 | Video Devo
Oct 5 – Mark 7 | Video Devo
Oct 6 – Mark 8 | Video Devo
Oct 7 – Mark 9 | Video Devo
Oct 8 – Mark 10 | Video Devo
Oct 9 – Mark 11 | Video Devo
Oct 10 – Mark 12 | Video Devo
Oct 11 – Mark 13 | Video Devo
Oct 12 – Mark 14 | Video Devo
Oct 13 – Mark 15 | Video Devo
Oct 14 – Mark 16 | Video Devo
Oct 15 – Luke 1 | Video Devo
Oct 16 – Luke 2 | Video Devo
Oct 17 – Luke 3 | Video Devo
Oct 18 – Luke 4 | Video Devo
Oct 19 – Luke 5 | Video Devo
Oct 20 – Luke 6 | Video Devo
Oct 21 – Luke 7 | Video Devo
Oct 22 – Luke 8 | Video Devo
Oct 23 – Luke 9 | Video Devo
Oct 24 – Luke 10 | Video Devo
Oct 25 – Luke 11 | Video Devo
Oct 26 – Luke 12 | Video Devo
Oct 27 – Luke 13 | Video Devo
Oct 28 – Luke 14 | Video Devo
Oct 29 – Luke 15 | Video Devo
Oct 30 – Luke 16 | Video Devo
Oct 31 – Luke 17 | Video Devo

November

Nov 1 – Luke 18 | Video Devo
Nov 2 – Luke 19 | Video Devo
Nov 3 – Luke 20 | Video Devo
Nov 4 – Luke 21 | Video Devo
Nov 5 – Luke 22 | Video Devo
Nov 6 – Luke 23 | Video Devo
Nov 7 – Luke 24 | Video Devo
Nov 8 – John 1 | Video Devo
Nov 9 – John 2 | Video Devo
Nov 10 – John 3 | Video Devo
Nov 11 – John 4 | Video Devo
Nov 12 – John 5 | Video Devo
Nov 13 – John 6 | Video Devo
Nov 14 – John 7 | Video Devo
Nov 15 – John 8 | Video Devo
Nov 16 – John 9 | Video Devo
Nov 17 – John 10 | Video Devo
Nov 18 – John 11 | Video Devo
Nov 19 – John 12 | Video Devo
Nov 20 – John 13 | Video Devo
Nov 21 – John 14 | Video Devo
Nov 22 – John 15 | Video Devo
Nov 23 – John 16 | Video Devo
Nov 24 – John 17 | Video Devo
Nov 25 – John 18 | Video Devo
Nov 26 – John 19 | Video Devo
Nov 27 – John 20 | Video Devo
Nov 28 – John 21 | Video Devo
Nov 29 – Acts 1 | Video Devo
Nov 30 – Acts 2 | Video Devo