SCRIPTURE & FOCUS – Week Of March 7 – March 13, 2021


Jesus’ Journey To Calvary


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and
bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers,
and the seats of them that sold doves,  — Matthew 21:12 (KJV)

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. — Matthew 21:12 (ESV)

Wednesday Corporate Fasting Scripture – Isaiah 58 (ESV); Isaiah 58 (KJV)

Friday End of Week Scripture – Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV)

Sister Annette P. Jordan – March 7 – Class 09/10 

Sister Marietta Pinkney – March 8 – Class 03

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This Week’s Overview: 

Sunday – In our quest to know and love God, we must study the scriptures. Then, we must humble ourselves, pray, make our request known and allow His will to be done in our lives.

Monday   The reason that God left His Word on record is for us to consider it as diaries for our daily instructions for life.  Let’s believe in Jesus and His teachings and have an abundant life.

Tuesday –  Through all the hustle and bustle of life, the Word commands us to appreciate God’s handy work. Next time there’s a quiet snowfall or even a heavy rainfall, consider a sacred pause to reexamine our lives to determine if God’s hand is in every area of our lives.

Wednesday If we haven’t allowed God total access in our lives, let’s begin to cultivate Christian behavior by practicing the things that we know to do.

ThursdayIn doing so, this will enhance our ability by the power of the Holy Spirit to give (even out of our poverty) of ourselves and treasures to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. This, my friend will bring a delight to the heart of God! 

FridayRemember, don’t waste our breath complaining about life. Instead, praise God for Jesus who allows our dry bones to live and to serve Him and others as long as we can. Amen!

***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course were the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***

Sunday, March 7, 2021Pleading With GodDaniel 9:1-5, 17-19

Our Daily Bread Topic:  Prayer

Reflect & Pray

When you pray for others, how are you seeking the mind of God? How do you seek His perspective?

Dear heavenly Father, help me to know You better so that when I pray for others, I can filter my requests through my knowledge of Your will.

Pleading With God

Monday, March 8, 2021 – The Reason For WritingJohn 20:24-31
Focus: God left His Word on record for you to learn about Him.  Believe in Jesus and have life in His name.
Our Daily Bread Topic:  Bible, authority; Living for Christ

Reflect & Pray

How might it change the way you read the Gospels if you thought of them as diaries? How are you being led to the heart of Christ through them?

Gracious God, thank You for the gift of the Scriptures, written down by faithful hands so that I might believe and have life.

The Reason For Writing

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – Snow MuseJob 6:26-29; 37:5-7
Focus: Appreciate and enjoy God’s handy work, even that of a heavy quiet snowfall that will demand a sacred pause in your life.
Our Daily Bread Topic:  Creation; Worship

Reflect & Pray

What events or things motivate you to ponder God’s greatness and creativity? How can you experience His wonder in your ordinary moments today?

Father, help me to see Your hand in everything today. Give me a heart to appreciate Your amazing works.

Snow Muse

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Practice These ThingsPhilippians 4:1-9
Focus: In order for you to cultivate Christian behavior, you must practice the things you know to do from God’s Word.
Scripture(s):  James 1:22; 2 Peter 1:4-8
Our Daily Bread Topic:  Spiritual growth

Reflect & Pray

What things do you need to practice as you seek to imitate Jesus? How can you practice in the power of the Holy Spirit?

Jesus, give me the grace to practice Your ways by the power of the Holy Spirit. Empower me to live my life in a way that bears the fruit of the Spirit.

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Practice These Things

Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Out of Our PovertyMark 12:38-44
Focus: God finds great joy in a cheerful giver. Freely give of yourself and your treasures as you have opportunity.
Our Daily Bread Topic:  Stewardship
Reflect & Pray

What does it mean for you to give out of your poverty? How can you give “everything” for Jesus today?

God, I don’t feel like I have much to offer. My gifts feel puny and worthless. But I’m here. All of me. Will You receive me in my poverty?

Out Of Our Poverty

Friday, March 12, 2021 – Every BreathEzekiel 37:1-3, 7-10,14
Focus: You must not waste your breath by complaining about life. Instead, thank God that He miraculously gave life to your dry bones.
Our Daily Bread Topic:  God’s love and care; Thankfulness

Reflect & Pray

What will you thank God for right now? How can you remind yourself to thank Him more often today?

Thank You, God, for every breath You’ve given me. Thank You for the smallest things in life and the greatest miracles of life.

Every Breath

Saturday, March 13, 2021 –  God’s StorybookGenesis 1:26-31

Our Daily Bread Topic:  God’s love and care; Forgiveness of sin

Reflect & Pray

Where do you see yourself in God’s story? In what ways are you experiencing His fellowship?

Loving God, thank You for making me a part of Your story. May I love You and others as You love me.

Read Understanding the Bible: The Gospels at

God’s Storybook

Inspirational Thoughts from Sister Clovia Thompson  

The Breath of the Lord
The breath of the Lord,
Breathes life where we are cold
As we meditate on His Word,
He revives our lifeless souls
And brings to us new meaning
With a new hope in our lives.
Then we can proclaim to others
The love of Jesus Christ,
So give to Him the place
He so rightly deserves
And let Him breathe upon your life
Through His Holy Living Word.
Breathe on us, breath of the Lord,
Fill us with life anew
That we may love what You do love
And do what You would do.
“…He breathed on them, and said to them, ‘receive the Holy Ghost’ ” — 
John 20:22 

“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has time for you.” — Sister Clovia

***The Daily Devotionals are taken from Our Daily Bread Ministries and the Scriptures are from the BibleGateway.***

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