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Master to Messiah Day 17

Week 4 >> Day 2 >> READ Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus Walks on the Water Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came […]

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Master to Messiah Introduction and Day 16

Week 4 – LIVE AS A DISCIPLE OF JESUS As the disciple, Peter, grows in his understanding of who Jesus is, Jesus calls him to participate in greater ways. Walking on water, serving the less fortunate, and preaching the Gospel message help Peter and all the disciples understand that they are active in the advancement of Jesus’ Kingdom here on earth. In this faith journey of following, being changed by, and being on mission with Jesus, Peter and the disciples arrive at a key spot. They come to the realization that Jesus is, […]

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Master to Messiah Day 15

Week 3 >> Day 5 >> LOOKING BACK As the final year of His ministry on earth begins, Jesus teaches more about faith and the Kingdom of God, often teaching in parables. Jesus shows His authority over the things of the earth, and He involves the disciples in meeting the needs of the people. With great intentionality, Jesus has lead the disciples to being on mission with Him. >> SEARCHING WITHIN When we think of the Sea of Galilee, we picture a peaceful, tranquil lake where small fishing boats float along the quiet shore. In […]

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Master to Messiah Day 14

Week 3 >> Day 4 >> READ Luke 9:1-6 Jesus sends out the Twelve One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money, or even a change of clothes. Wherever you go, stay in the same house until you leave town. […]

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Master to Messiah 13

  Week 3 >> Day 3 >> READ Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus Calms the Storm Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. “Who […]

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Master to Messiah Day 12

Week 3 >> Day 2 >> READ Matthew 13:1-13, 13:47-52 The Parable of the Sower Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. A large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat there and taught as the people stood on the shore. He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came […]

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Master to Messiah Introduction and Day 11

Week 3 – ON MISSION WITH JESUS Have you been called by God to serve in His Kingdom? If at some point in your life you have accepted the Gospel message and Jesus Christ as Lord, then you are absolutely called to serve in His Kingdom; to be on mission with Christ. All Christians are called to be a Royal Priesthood and a Holy Nation, set apart for the work of God. In this week of devotions, you will see that the disciples move from just learning and observing to participating in the work. And […]

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Master to Messiah Day 10

  Week 2 >> Day 5 >> LOOKING BACK Jesus continues to do ministry very differently than the disciples are used to in their Jewish culture. The disciples travel with Jesus, and He prepares them by constantly challenging their worldviews. Jesus sees that some of the men are still following and learning. He chooses twelve and appoints them as disciples. >> SEARCHING WITHIN Because the disciples have now spent nearly two years walking on dusty roads with Jesus, watching Jesus care for the afflicted, seeing Jesus heal the wounded, and listening to Jesus speak the […]

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Master to Messiah Day 9

Week 2 >> Day 4 >> READ John 5:1-30 The Healing at the Pool Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man […]

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Master to Messiah Day 8

Week 2 >> Day 3 >> READ Luke 5:27-32 Jesus calls Levi (Matthew) Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him. Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them. But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, […]

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