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Posts from March 2016 (Page 2)

Thursday, March 17

Psalm 126 When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.   Then it was said among the nations, “The lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes,…

Wednesday, March 16

2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6 (NRSV) But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from death to death,…

Tuesday, March 15

Mark 9:42-50 (NRSV) “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than…

Monday, March 14

Mark 9:30-41 They went from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying…

Saturday, March 12

Psalm 31 (NRSV) In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me. You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me,…

Friday, March 11

1 Corinthians 12:27 – 13:3 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. All are apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of…

Thursday, March 10

Galatians 2:15-16 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because…

Wednesday March 9

Genesis 50:15-26 (NRSV) To Forgive, To Be Forgiven, Repentance, and Restoration Synopsis: Near the end of the book of Genesis, shortly following the death of his father Jacob, Joseph’s older brothers act out of fear for their lives. They deliver Jacob’s deathbed note to Joseph requesting Joseph’s forgiveness for their long ago cruel acts of jealousy, hatred, and torture. Realizing that their…

Tuesday, March 8

1 Corinthians 11:2-34 New International Version (NIV) On Covering the Head in Worship I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.  Every man who…