He has RISEN!
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
Daily Bible Reading Plan
Now in the book of Matthew
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Triumphal Entry
21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12 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. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,
“‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies
you have prepared praise’?”
17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” 21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
The Authority of Jesus Challenged
23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.
The Parable of the Tenants
33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
“‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
Our prayers are before His throne. (Revelation 5:8)
Oh my lovely GOD thank you so much for everything u did to us (especially me)and we r sorry for everything.Forgive and move us to your holy side GOD.In the name of OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST “AMEN”
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Dennie Davis says:
Lord I love you very much.I lost my wonderful wife and now I’am losing my job.Lord please help me to be strong.
Sandra Gilbert says:
Dear God Blessed be your name. I am asking you to help me regain my total confidence in you. Help me to fulfil my work here on earth. Heal my Father and spare his life so that he will acknowledge you before men. Heal me of this ear infection. You are the Balm in Gilead. You are the Great Doctor. Speak to my heart. Thank you Jesus
God plz help me i need u plz come to my life listen my prayers,give me strength to face all the difficulties.
O lord help me in my work location even i need to grow and save my
family with trouble ……o lord jesus be with me all the time and help in communication level and guaid me for the work load which has told me to do ..and my love life is very unhappy with my height
i have take precaution for the growth …..i pray you my lord increase my height for atleast 3″…..praise the lord.love you jesus
Evans Sikhalela says:
Could you please pray for me that I can get a job and just like any other person who is employed and work so that I can be albe to take a very good care of myself and be able to maintain myself, I really really need to employed and also to get good better proper education. I have applied to study at the University of Johannesburg to do a Bachelor of Education so I’m requesting this prayer so that they can accept me without hacking and hustling me around. I have also applied for a bursary scholarship of Funza Lushaka and it helps those who want to become proffessional teachers. Please please please I’m begging you pray for me so that God may find favor in my life and in my applications for work and those for my studies. Pray that God can find favor in my life so that I can also commit myself to him and in his works.
rafael vigueria says:
please pray for my mother paula linda vigueria
Lord first I want to thank you for everything ….u’ve been saving me from the worst….
Please help me as m getting weaker now to face my life’s difficulties and problems. I’ve been reading the holy scriptures and preachings but due to my own weaknesses i failed to prove myself a good and patient partner and a family member. M losing my friends, and my beloved due to my weak attitude. I’ve never felt so helpless in my life as m feeling now. Please help me, save me from this grief.
My brother and mother is in problem and i cant help them, plz help us, help us to be courageous and strong.
Please forgive my sins. please give me the courage to turn away from sin. i want to be with you forever.. Please bless me because I M too weak to handle these problems. My loved ones are my biggest strength. Please help so that i can make them happy….Please bless me , help me for i fear m losing my love…
I trust you …. n believe you hear my every cry…
You are above all. Amen
Anand Rai says:
please pray for me because many unhappiness are following after me.
dear lord please take all those unhappiness and unpleasant mood from my life.
stephanie Salas says:
Dear God, Our Father, I pray that you protect my son from evil. I know that he has sinned against you.In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, please help him in his time of need. Please protect him from evil. I know that he has not fully accepted you in his heart. But if you could help him through this difficult time that he is going through I promise to deliver him unto you. Praise be to the Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.
Sampathgiri V says:
Dear brothers & sisters in God
I am believer of our god Jesus, Now I face lot of family problems.
everyone is sick in our family, especially my mother, recently we find that she is suffering in leiomyosarcoma, it is a kind of uterus cancer, we operated & removed it. though she is undergoing for chemotherapy, already she suffers with mental ill. please pray for my mother and my family.
Jennifer Melle says:
Dear Lord God of Israel, Your word says I Will be the head and not the tail. Your favour is with me in Jesus Name, Amen
Windel Sanchez says:
Lord I thank you for everything I had today and for your Love and Blessings. Help me Lord that I can Follow all your Commands and full fill my responsibility to my family with your Aid and Mercy. Please Lord help me Find a descent jobs for my Family and to you,,Thank you..
Olaniyan M. Damilare says:
Ho Lord God that crated heaven and earth visit my life with mercy, pave a way ffor me in this life with mercy I shall be a success in all my undertakings. LoLord, give me divine connection to make it in life. My wife, children and entire family should not experience sorrow. The Blood of Jesus to be our shelter. Above all, kingdom of God shall our portion after this life to spend enternity. Amen.
Ced Senbonmatsu says:
God help us. bring Karen Lumague,Madelaine Carreon and Apolonyo Lumague back to us, we cant live without them we are ready to sacrifice everything.we really miss them so much, i love you Jesus Christ