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Tuesday, April 9

Romans 10:8-10 (NRSV) “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart…

Monday, April 8

John 9:1-17 (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, April 6

Psalm 143 (NRS) The Kingdom of God is at Hand Here my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness. Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like…

Friday, April 5

Psalm 130 (NSRV) A Song of Ascents Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in…

Thursday, April 4

Romans 8:12-27 (NRSV) So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh – for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children…

Wednesday, April 3

Romans 8:5b (NIV Study Bible) “…but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” Devotion God’s Kingdom is near To a gate one day on my walk I came, from behind of which I heard my name compelling me through the gate to go. And I heard music, so clear but low. And a…

Tuesday, April 2

Psalm 25:1-5 (NRSV) Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Devotion These days, as chairman of Lewinsville’s Trail Blazer Capital Campaign, I find that I am reading everything, even scripture, through the lens of…

Monday, April 1

John 6:1-15 (NRSV) Feeding the Five Thousand After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews,…

Saturday, March 30

Romans 6:12–23 (ESV) “Let not sin therefore reign in our mortal body, to make you obey its passions.  Do not present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness but present yourselves to God as those who have been bought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since…

Friday, March 29

Psalm 148 (NRSV) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens;     praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels;     praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon;     praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens,     and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord,    …