SCRIPTURE & FOCUS – Week Of April 14, 2024 – April 20, 2024



And he began to teach them, that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.   Mark 8:31 KJV

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. — Mark 8:31 ESV

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

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


Blessed Birthday Song by Minister Nadine Cager


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***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course was the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). Faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression in that stream. 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 avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases 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 translating 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 the structure and meaning of the original as directly as possible. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***


Quiet Time With God: 3 Hour Peaceful Relaxation & Meditation Music


Sunday, April 14, 2024GOD KNOWS OUR NEEDSMatthew 6:25-34

Our Daily Bread Focus(es):  Thankfulness

Reflect & Pray

What anxieties weigh on your heart? What steps can you take to surrender your cares to God?

Dear God, I don’t need to worry because You’ve promised to care and provide for me.

God Knows Our Needs

Monday, April 15, 2024 AT HOME IN JESUSJohn 14:1-7

Daily Bread Focus(es):  Community; Heaven

Scripture(s): 1 Corinthians 15:58; John 12:26

 Reflect & Pray

What makes you feel at home and why? How does knowing Jesus will take you to be with Him forever help you live here on earth?

God of love and grace, help me look forward to being at home with You, in Your presence, forever.

At Home in Jesus

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 READY TO GO FOR GODEphesians 4:1-7, 11-16

Daily Bread Focus(es): Citizenship; Living Like Christ; Obedience

Scripture(s):  Ephesians 2:4-6; 2 Timothy 1:6-9; 1 Peter 1:13

 Reflect & Pray

What has God called you to do? How has He gifted you?

Dear God, please help me embrace what You’ve given me and live a life worthy of Your calling.

Ready to Go for God

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 CHOICES MATTERProverbs 14:8-12

Daily Bread Focus(es): Decision-making; Living for Christ

Scripture(s): Proverbs 12:15; James 1:5

Reflect & Pray

What about your path of life needs reexamination or correction? What’s keeping you from asking for God’s help and courage to make corrections?

Dear Jesus, You’re the source of life. Please give me the courage and strength to surrender my life to You and do what honors You.

For further study, read Taking Sin Seriously.

Choices Matter

Thursday, April 18, 2024 GOD’S TENDER LOVEHosea 11:1-4

Daily Bread Focus(es): God’s love and care

Scripture(s):  Leviticus 26:13; 2 Corinthians 5:14

 Reflect & Pray

How have you experienced the love of God as a caring Father? What concerns might you bring to Him today?

Heavenly Father, thank You that You call me Your child and provide tender care when I run to You.

God’s Tender Love

Friday, April 19, 2024 THE VALLEY OF PRAISE2 Chronicles 20:21-26

Daily Bread Focus(es): Spiritual Warfare; Worship

Scripture(s): Psalm 42:5; Hebrews 13:15; James 1:2

Reflect & Pray

How have you seen God bring good out of difficulty in your life? What can you thank Him for today?

I praise You, loving God, that no valley is deeper than Your love.

The Valley of Praise

Saturday, April 20, 2024 FAMILY MATTERSHebrews 12:14-17

Our Daily Bread Focus(es):  Relationships

Reflect & Pray

What would it mean for you to “make every effort to live in peace with everyone” in God’s family? Is there a particular person you might need to approach for reconciliation?

Dear God, thank You for drawing me to Yourself. Help me to make every effort to live at peace with everyone in Your family.

Family Matters



After Dawn Staley, head coach of the South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team, won the NCAA championship, she said, “I just want you to know that the God I serve is an unbelievable God. When He closes a door, He opens a door that is giving me unimaginable success. I thank God for His UNCOMMON FAVOR.” 

Uncommon favor simply means receiving special attention from God to get something done. It comes when we attach ourselves to Jesus Christ. Only God knows what you are going through and the amount of intervention required to allow you to grow and experience the riches of His presence.

Mary encountered uncommon favor because God chose her out of many virgins to be the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

God’s uncommon favor changed Joseph from an enslaved person to a Governor of a foreign land, and he was able to save his family.

After losing her five starters and the championship in 2023, South Carolina was the most unlikely team to advance in 2024. But because of God’s uncommon favor, they had a perfect season, won all their 38 regular season games, and brought home the championship from the team who beat them in 2023. Coach Staley said she would not apologize for praising God.

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. — Psalm 90:17 KJV


The Book Of Revelation

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

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