Family Devotions, Christ Centered Daily Devotionals

As a home-schooling family, we’ve enjoyed many daily devotions with our children. But as we surveyed Christian resources that were available for family devotions, it seems that most focused solely on teaching ethics or life lessons, whereas we wanted to teach our kids about Jesus and Scripture (which certainly includes a lot of ethics and life lessons, but also a whole lot more).

So I set myself to the task of writing a daily devotional for families that centered on the life of Christ, touching most everything written about Him in the four Gospels. It ended up being a 147-day devotional, which your family can now use each day as well. Each day there is an application and questions to provoke discussion with children. I recommend that parents read my family devotion introduction using the button below first, which contains some practical ideas on how to hold daily family devotions.

Family Devotion Table of Contents
Day Title
Family Devotion Day 0 Introduction
Family Devotion Day 1 The Pre-Existence and Deity of Christ
Family Devotion Day 2 The Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ
Family Devotion Day 3 One Reason Why Jesus Became a Human Being
Family Devotion Day 4 Another Reason Why Jesus Became a Human Being
Family Devotion Day 5 The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
Family Devotion Day 6 Jesus’ Birth Foretold to Mary
Family Devotion Day 7 John the Baptist is Born
Family Devotion Day 8 Matthew Tells the Story of Jesus’ Birth
Family Devotion Day 9 Luke Tells Us More About the Birth of Jesus
Family Devotion Day 10 The Records of Jesus’ Ancestors
Family Devotion Day 11 Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple
Family Devotion Day 12 The Wise Men Visit Jesus
Family Devotion Day 13 Jesus as a Young Boy
Family Devotion Day 14 John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus
Family Devotion Day 15 Jesus is Baptized by John the Baptist
Family Devotion Day 16 Satan Tempts Jesus
Family Devotion Day 17 Jesus’ First Disciples
Family Devotion Day 18 Four Fishermen Become Fishers of Men
Family Devotion Day 19 Jesus Changes Water into Wine
Family Devotion Day 20 The First Time Jesus Cleans Out the Temple
Family Devotion Day 21 A Jewish Teacher Visits Jesus at Night
Family Devotion Day 22 Jesus Continues His Conversation with Nicodemus
Family Devotion Day 23 John’s Final Testimony About Jesus
Family Devotion Day 24 The Bad Samaritan
Family Devotion Day 25 Revival in Sychar
Family Devotion Day 26 Jesus Visits His Hometown
Family Devotion Day 27 Jesus Demonstrates His Authority Over Evil Spirits and Sickness
Family Devotion Day 28 Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
Family Devotion Day 29 Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
Family Devotion Day 30 Jesus Dines with Matthew and His Sinful Friends
Family Devotion Day 31 New Clothes and New Wine
Family Devotion Day 32 Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
Family Devotion Day 33 Jesus Chooses Twelve Apostles
Family Devotion Day 34 Jesus Describes His True Followers
Family Devotion Day 35 Jesus Explains God’s Standards of Holiness
Family Devotion Day 36 Jesus Continues to Explain God’s Standards of Holiness
Family Devotion Day 37 Jesus Continues to Explain God’s Standards of Holiness
Family Devotion Day 38 Jesus Teaches About Material Possessions
Family Devotion Day 39 Jesus Teaches about Being Critical of Others
Family Devotion Day 40 Jesus Teaches About Persistence and Prayer
Family Devotion Day 41 Jesus Summarizes His Sermon on the Mountainside
Family Devotion Day 42 A Roman Soldier’s Faith
Family Devotion Day 43 Jesus Heals a Royal Official’s Dying Son
Family Devotion Day 44 Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son From the Dead
Family Devotion Day 45 John the Baptist Questions Jesus
Family Devotion Day 46 A Forgiven Woman Shows Her Faith and Gratitude
Family Devotion Day 47 A Few Good Women
Family Devotion Day 48 Jesus is Accused of Working for the Devil
Family Devotion Day 49 The Pharisees Request a Sign from Jesus
Family Devotion Day 50 Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
Family Devotion Day 51 Jesus Tells a Story About Different Soils
Family Devotion Day 52 Mustard Seeds and Satan’s Weeds
Family Devotion Day 53 Hidden Treasures, Priceless Pearls and Fishing Nets
Family Devotion Day 54 Jesus Calms a Storm
Family Devotion Day 55 Jesus Delivers a Demon-Possessed Man
Family Devotion Day 56 Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
Family Devotion Day 57 The Blind and Mute are Healed
Family Devotion Day 58 Jesus Finds Little Faith in His Hometown
Family Devotion Day 59 Jesus Heals a Lame Man at the Pool of Bethesda
Family Devotion Day 60 Jesus’ Special Relationship with God the Father
Family Devotion Day 61 Jesus Sends Out His Twelve Apostles
Family Devotion Day 62 John the Baptist is Martyred
Family Devotion Day 63 Jesus Multiplies Food for Five Thousand People
Family Devotion Day 64 Jesus Walks on Water
Family Devotion Day 65 Jesus Compares Himself with Food
Family Devotion Day 66 Jesus Teaches About Inner Purity
Family Devotion Day 67 A Gentile Woman Persists in Faith
Family Devotion Day 68 Jesus Feeds Four Thousand
Family Devotion Day 69 The Faith and Doubts of Jesus’ Disciples
Family Devotion Day 70 Jesus Foretells His Death, Resurrection and Glorification
Family Devotion Day 71 Jesus Casts Out A Demon His Disciples Couldn’t
Family Devotion Day 72 Jesus Pays His and Peter’s Temple Tax
Family Devotion Day 73 Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Family Devotion Day 74 The Value of Children
Family Devotion Day 75 What To Do When a Fellow Christian Wrongs You
Family Devotion Day 76 Jesus’ Forbearance With Unbelievers and His Expectations of Believers
Family Devotion Day 77 Demons Must Obey Christ’s Followers
Family Devotion Day 78 Jesus Invites Weary People to Rest
Family Devotion Day 79 Jesus Teaches About Prayer
Family Devotion Day 80 Jesus Criticizes the Religious Leaders
Family Devotion Day 81 Jesus Warns Against Greed
Family Devotion Day 82 Jesus Tells His Followers to be Ready for His Return
Family Devotion Day 83 Jesus Warns People to Repent
Family Devotion Day 84 Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath
Family Devotion Day 85 Jesus Teaches About the Narrow Door to Heaven
Family Devotion Day 86 Jesus Teaches About Humility and Servanthood
Family Devotion Day 87 A Feast For Everyone
Family Devotion Day 88 The Cost of True Discipleship
Family Devotion Day 89 God’s Lost and Found
Family Devotion Day 90 The Story of the Shrewd Money Manager
Family Devotion Day 91 The Rich Man and Lazarus
Family Devotion Day 92 Temptation, Sin, Forgiveness, Faith and Obedience
Family Devotion Day 93 Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
Family Devotion Day 94 Jesus Teaches About the Coming Kingdom
Family Devotion Day 95 Jesus Encourages His Followers to Trust Him for Justice
Family Devotion Day 96 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Family Devotion Day 97 The Unbelief of Jesus’ Brothers and People of Jerusalem
Family Devotion Day 98 Jesus Offers Living Water to Thirsty People
Family Devotion Day 99 Jesus Shows Mercy to an Adulterous Woman
Family Devotion Day 100 Jesus Makes Amazing Claims
Family Devotion Day 101 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
Family Devotion Day 102 Jesus Compares Himself to a Gate and a Good Shepherd
Family Devotion Day 103 Jesus Teaches About Divorce and Remarriage
Family Devotion Day 104 A Rich Young Man Rejects Jesus
Family Devotion Day 105 The Parable of the Vineyard Workers
Family Devotion Day 106 Jesus Claims to be One With the Father
Family Devotion Day 107 Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead
Family Devotion Day 108 The Greatest Servant Teaches About Serving
Family Devotion Day 109 Jesus Heals a Blind Man Named Bartimaeus
Family Devotion Day 110 Zacchaeus is Saved
Family Devotion Day 111 The Parable of the Ten Servants
Family Devotion Day 112 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
Family Devotion Day 113 Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple
Family Devotion Day 114 The Stories of the Two Sons and Evil Farmers
Family Devotion Day 115 The Parable of the Wedding Guests
Family Devotion Day 116 Jesus Answers Two Trick Questions
Family Devotion Day 117 Jesus Answers and Asks a Difficult Question
Family Devotion Day 118 The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Family Devotion Day 119 Jesus Warns the Religious Leaders
Family Devotion Day 120 A Poor But Generous Widow
Family Devotion Day 121 Jesus Talks About Jerusalem’s Destruction and the End Times
Family Devotion Day 122 Jesus Exhorts Everyone to be Ready for His Return
Family Devotion Day 123 Ten Bridesmaids and Three Servants
Family Devotion Day 124 Jesus Talks About the Final Judgment
Family Devotion Day 125 Jesus Talks Again About His Impending Death
Family Devotion Day 126 Jesus Again Claims to be God
Family Devotion Day 127 Jesus is Twice Anointed
Family Devotion Day 128 The Last Supper
Family Devotion Day 129 Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
Family Devotion Day 130 Jesus Predicts Judas’s Betrayal and Peter’s Denial
Family Devotion Day 131 Jesus Comforts His Disciples
Family Devotion Day 132 We are Branches in Jesus’ Vine
Family Devotion Day 133 Jesus Warns His Disciples of the World’s Hatred
Family Devotion Day 134 Jesus’ Final Words to His Disciples
Family Devotion Day 135 Jesus Prays for His Disciples
Family Devotion Day 136 Jesus is Arrested
Family Devotion Day 137 Jesus’ Trial Before the Jewish Council
Family Devotion Day 138 Judas Commits Suicide
Family Devotion Day 139 Jesus Stands Trial Before Pilate
Family Devotion Day 140 Jesus’ First Three Hours on the Cross
Family Devotion Day 141 Jesus’ Second Three Hours on the Cross and Deathh
Family Devotion Day 142 Jesus’ Burial
Family Devotion Day 143 Jesus is Resurrected!
Family Devotion Day 144 Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Family Devotion Day 145 Jesus Appears to His Disciples in Galilee
Family Devotion Day 146 Jesus’ Final Words and Ascension to Heaven
Family Devotion Day 147 Luke Summarizes Jesus’ Final Days on Earth