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Posts from March 2017

Friday, March 31

John 11: 25-27 NRSV  25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into…

Thursday, March 30  

John 11:1-25-26a NRSV Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” Devotion These words come mid-way through the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead and are perhaps the most important words in the story.…

Wednesday, March 29

John 11:1-45 NIV But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness is not meant to end in death. It is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two days. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus…

Tuesday, March 28

John 11: 32-46 KJV Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And said, Where have…

Monday, March 27

John 11: 1-45 NRSV Now a certain man was ill…so the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”  ….Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been…

Saturday, March 25

John 9:4-5 NRSV We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  Devotion We live in conflicted, complicated, sometimes frighteningly angry times – and so, of course, did Jesus and his disciples.  We sometimes…

Friday, March 24

John 9:24-34 NIV A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” Then they asked him, “What did he…

Thursday, March 23

Psalm 102 CEB (excerpts) Lord, hear my prayer!             Let my cry reach you! Don’t hide your face from me in my time of trouble!      Listen to me! Answer me quickly as I cry out! ***** But you, Lord, rule forever!             Your fame lasts from one generation to the next! You will stand up — you’ll have compassion on Zion……

Wednesday, March 22

John 9:35-39 NRSV Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ He answered, ‘And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.’ He said, ‘Lord, I…

Tuesday, March 21

John 9:1-5 NRSV As [Jesus] walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent…