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Posts from April 2017

Saturday, April 15

Matthew 28:1-10 NRSV After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as…

Good Friday, April 14

Matthew 28: 1-10 NRSV After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white…

Thursday, April 13

Matthew 28: 1-10 NRSV After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white…

Wednesday, April 12

Matthew 28: 1-10 RSV Now after the sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre. And behold there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and…

Tuesday, April 11

Matthew 28:1-10 NRSV The Resurrection of Jesus After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and…

Monday, April 10

Psalm 36:7,9 NRSV How precious is your steadfast love, O God!  All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings….For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light…. Devotion Holy Week is an emotional roller coaster.  The triumphal entry into Jerusalem and Jesus’ exhilaration at obeying God’s command by cleansing the Temple are quickly followed by…

Saturday, April 8

Matthew 26:39 NRSV And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.’ Devotion In January I attended the annual event of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE). Its theme was “God With Us in the Chaos.”…

Friday, April 7

Matthew 26:52-58 NRSV Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.  Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?  But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, which say it must happen…

Thursday, April 6

Matthew 26:36-46 NRSV Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay…

Wednesday, April 5

Matthew 26:58 NRSV But Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest; and going inside, he sat with the guards in order to see how this would end. Devotion When rereading the familiar stories of Holy Week, I challenged myself to look for parts that haven’t struck me before – or, more accurately, that…