Behold the Man: Forty Days of Focus is a devotional series designed to prepare our hearts for the Good Friday and Easter season.

Day 5: The Danger of Not Knowing Ourselves | 40 Days of Focus

Day 5: The Danger of Not Knowing Ourselves | 40 Days of Focus

The reason the disciples did not heed Jesus’ warning is they didn’t really know themselves. They thought they were committed. They couldn’t imagine abandoning Jesus and were a bit insulted that He would think that they would. Peter went so…

Day 4: The Spirit Is Willing, but the Flesh Is Weak | 40 Days of Focus

Day 4: The Spirit Is Willing, but the Flesh Is Weak | 40 Days of Focus

At the very threshold of His own suffering, Jesus’ main concern was for His beloved disciples. He knew what was coming, but it had been veiled from them, both by divine design and human denial. He knew the devastation that…

Day 3: Peter and Judas: The Pride Factor | 40 Days of Focus

Day 3: Peter and Judas: The Pride Factor | 40 Days of Focus

In contrast to Jesus’ humility was the pride of Peter and Judas. They thought they could manipulate God because each had a better idea of how things should go. After Jesus blessed Peter for saying that He was the Messiah,…

Day 2: Leading from His Knees | 40 Days of Focus

Day 2: Leading from His Knees | 40 Days of Focus

News flash—God’s ways are different from our ways. There is probably no clearer illustration of this than Jesus washing the feet of His disciples—even the one who would betray Him (John 13:1-17). There He is, the One who spoke creation…

Day 1: Everyone Makes Choices | 40 Days of Focus

Day 1: Everyone Makes Choices | 40 Days of Focus

Each of us makes decisions every day. Sometimes even very small choices can, even unintentionally, have consequences beyond what we can imagine. For instance, the time we choose to leave our house could very well end up putting us in…