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Posts from 2016

Saturday, March 26 (2016)

Job 19:21-27a (NRSV) Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me! Why do you, like God, pursue me, never satisfied with my flesh? O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever!…

Good Friday, March 25 (2016)

1 Peter 1:17b-19 (NASV) “…Conduct yourselves… knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things, like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood as of a lamb unblemished and spotless – the blood of Christ.” Devotion Ever wonder why Good Friday is called “Good” Friday?  Apparently, there’s no clear explanation for this…

Maundy Thursday, March 24

Mark 14:12-25 (NRSV) On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet…

Wednesday, March 23

John 12:27-36 (NRSV) “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder.…

Tuesday, March 22

Mark 11:27-31 (NRSV) Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him and said, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by…

Monday, March 21

John 12:9-19 from The Message by Eugene H. Peterson Word got out among the Jews that he was back in town. The people came to take a look, not only at Jesus but also at Lazarus, who had been raised from the dead. So the high priests plotted to kill Lazarus because so many of the Jews were going over and believing…

Saturday, March 19

2 Corinthians, 4:13-18 (NRSV) But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture – “I believed, and so I spoke” – we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes,…

Friday, March 18

Mark 10:32-52 Transformation:  Belief or Faith? Focus Verse:  Mark 10:32 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Devotion In his book The Future of Faith, Harvey Cox writes that for many of us Faith and Belief are two words for the same thing.  In reality, they are not.  Faith is about deep-seated confidence.  Belief, on the other hand,…