100 Words | Daily Devotional
Beginning on June 4th, this two-year journey takes you through the entire Bible with Key Verses, Astounding Photos, and Poignant Commentary from David Mainse. Unfortunately David passed away before all the video versions of his blog could be produced. His son, Ron picks up the torch for the remaining videos.
Videos are uploaded daily.
100 Words - YR1 June 1 - Equipping Saints
Key Verse: Ephesians 4:13
“Until we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
In the first three chapters of Ephesians, we are taught that God “has made us sit together in heavenly places ...
100 Words - YR1 June 2 - Ignition
Key Verse: Ephesians 5:18-19
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
In an earlier reading from Ephesians, we noted that ...
100 Words - YR1 June 3 - The Power of His Might
Key Verse: Ephesians 6:10
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
There was a very moving reading from Ephesians 6 during the funeral service of the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher (click here to hear her granddaughter read this m...
100 Words - YR1 June 4 - The Pregnant Virgin!
Key Verse: Matthew 1:23
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His Name “Immanuel,” translated, “God with us.”
*God was with Joseph, who was instructed to marry Mary.
*God was with the Wise Men, who were told to bypass King Herod.
*God was with Mary and Jo...
100 Words - YR1 June 5 - Never, Never,Never Give Up!!!
Key Verses: Matthew 3:14 & 4:19
“I have need to be baptised by You and are You coming to me?”… “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”
Later in Matthew 11:2-15 Jesus says, “There has not been one greater than John the Baptist.” Such a great man needed Jesus!
What was the evidence of ...
100 Words - YR1 June 6 - Beloved Enemy
Key Verse: Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.
“Love” and “Enemy” don’t fit together. Sue and be sued! Get even! Jesus makes a demand which is humanly impossibl...
100 Words - YR1 June 7 - Don't Worry - Be Happy!
Key Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Today’s blog title is from a popular Jamaican song. Perhaps “Be Joyful” would be better, as happiness depends on happenings. You may want to read again Matthew 6...
100 Words - YR1 June 8 - The Rock
Key Verse: Matthew 7:24 (NKJV)
“Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.“
100 Words - YR1 June 9 - A Beautiful Example
Key Verse: Matthew 8:15
So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. [Peter’s mother-in-law]
In French, the words for “Mother-in-law” are “la belle–mere” – “The beautiful mother.” Peter’s wife’s mother is beautiful in three ways.
First: She was touched by Jesus...
100 Words - YR1 June 10 - It's Harvest Time
Key Verse: Matthew 9:37-38 (NKJV)
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
“CAUTION!” This prayer will change you, your family, your income, your giving, your frien...
100 Words - YR1 June 11 - "Follow after Me!" ~ Jesus
Key Verse: Matthew 10:38
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
One thousand years before the crucifixion of Christ, King David, in Psalm 22, wrote, “They pierced my hands and my feet” (verse 16b). Crucifixion was unknown at that time. Yet at least 10 stateme...
100 Words - YR1 June 12 - The Invitation
Key Verse: Matthew 11:28
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…“
The next two verses show how that “rest” is experienced. No doubt Jesus had fashioned perfectly fitting wooden yokes for oxen in order for them to fulfill their purpose in life. The hands of t...
100 Words - YR1 June 13 - Your Treasure Chest
Key Verse: Matthew 12:35
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”
It was 4:00 a.m. and there it was…City of Toronto garbage truck #100 stopped on Jarvis Street picking up garbage. Just the m...
100 Words - YR1 June 14 - Jesus Is Searching For You
Key Verse: Matthew 13:45-46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
There is nothing that can equal the value of the Kingdom of God. What could possibly be worth as ...
100 Words - YR1 June 15 - Walk On Water
Key Verse: Matthew 14:31
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Peter, the man of faith and doubt, boldness and fear, is one of us. His faith carried him out of the boat, but his doubt immediately brought big prob...
100 Words - YR1 June 16 - Truth
Key Verse: Matthew 15:9
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
The third commandment (Exodus 20), “You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain,” includes worship not founded solidly on a true understanding of God’s Word. Moses, upon his descent f...
100 Words - YR1 June 17 - Thinking God's Thoughts
Key Verse: Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Six verses later Peter actually rebuked Jesus. Jesus tried again and again to tell His disciples that He would be killed and would rise again. For some reason He could not penetrate their ...
100 Words - YR1 June 18 - I Am There
Key Verse: Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
Were you in church last Sunday? Were there two or more people there? Then He who cannot lie was in the midst of the worship in a special, unique way. Norma-Jean sang a song for m...
100 Words - YR1 June 19 - To Be Served or To Serve?
Key Verses: Matthew 20:27-28
And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave– just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
There are several key differences between the structure and leadership of a typical company an...
100 Words - YR1 June 20 - Two Sons
Key Verse: Matthew 21:29-30
He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.
Chapter 21 begins with the fulfillment of Prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). The people had al...
100 Words - YR1 June 21 - Scripture & Power
Key Verse: Matthew 22:29
Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God…”
There are different denominations in Christianity. There are also denominations in Judaism. The Pharisees were the traditionalists who had added much to the Scripture...
100 Words - YR1 June 22 - Outaide and Inside
Key Verses: Matthew 23:25b & 26
“Inside they are full of extortion and self indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.”
Learn to see as God sees and think as God thinks by making the Word of God a daily part of your th...
100 Words - YR1 June 23 - Come Lord Jesus!
Key Verse: Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour our Lord is coming.
This chapter contains one of the most detailed descriptions of events that lead up to the second coming of Jesus. Jesus even gives us a copy of His statement to the world immediately after His return. ...
100 Words - YR1 June 24 - The Lord's Joy
Key Verse: Matthew 25:21
His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
God has given you at least one gift and perhaps many more. With His gifts come responsibilities....