Daily Devotions

Two Turns of Repentance

“When Judas, His betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priest and the elders. He said, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ But they said, ‘What is that to us? See to it yourself.’ Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and he went and hanged himself.” Matthew 27:3-5

Two Sins

“While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying,’ the One I kiss is the Man; arrest Him.’ At once he came up to Jesus and said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi,’ and he kissed Jesus...” Matthew 26:47-49

Two Witnesses—East and West

“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem asking, ‘Where is the child Who has been born King of the Jews?...’ ‘On entering the house in Bethlehem, they saw the child with Mary His mother; and they knelt down and paid Him homage.” Matthew 2:1-2,11

Two Jesus’

“Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone they wanted. At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus Barabbas. So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, ‘Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus Who is called the Messiah?’” Matthew 27:17

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES

IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

HOSANNA HOSANNA HOSANNA

KING OF ISRAEL

 “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds answered, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’”  Matthew 21:10-11

“The crowds walking in front of Jesus and the crowds walking behind began to shout, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the One Who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the high heaven!’”  Matthew 21:9

“Jesus sent two of His disciples on ahead with these instructions: ‘go to the village there ahead of us, and at once you will find a donkey tied up and her colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything, tell him, ‘The Master needs them,’ and he will let them go at once.’”         Matthew 21:1-3