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Posts from March 2017 (Page 2)

Monday, March 20

John 9:1-23 NRSV As he 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…

Saturday, March 18

John 4, 5-13, 16-19, 28-30, 39-42 NRSV So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well.  It was about noon.  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give…

Friday, March 17

John 4:16-26 NRSV Jesus said to her, ‘Go, call your husband, and come back.’ 17The woman answered him, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right in saying, “I have no husband”; 18for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!’ 19The woman said to him,…

Thursday, March 16

John 4: 5–7 NRSV So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’.…

Wednesday, March 15

John 5:30 NRSV “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” Devotion How often have I felt like the first part of this passage? Countless times, an action done without forethought turns out in retrospect to…

Tuesday, March 14

Psalm 25 NRSV To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. 3 Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach…

Monday, March 13

John 4:5-10 NRSV So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’. (His…

Saturday, March 11

John 3:1-17 NRSV Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ …. ‘For God so loved the world that…

Friday, March 10

John 3:16 NRSV Nicodemus comes to Jesus      For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Devotion Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a member of the Jewish ruling council – the very group that was becoming uneasy with Jesus’ ministry. It is noteworthy that Nicodemus…

Thursday, March 9

John 3:1-7 NRSV Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is…