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Posts from 2019 (Page 4)

Saturday, March 16

Deuteronomy 11:18-28 (NRSV) You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Write them…

Friday, March 15

Deuteronomy 10:12, 20 (NIV) And now, O Israel, what does the Lord, your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today…

Thursday, March 14

John 3:16-21 (NRSV) “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. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not…

Wednesday, March 13

John 2:23-3:15 (NRSV) When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone. Now there was a…

Tuesday, March 12

Psalm 25:4 (NRSV) Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Devotion In the prosperous West, many of us lead comfortable lives. We are children of abundance, with many freedoms. War does not touch our shores. And yet, even we lucky ones walk through the valley of the shadow of death. God’s good green earth, our only home, suffers…

Monday, March 11

John 2:1-11 (NIV) On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,  and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”  “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother…

Saturday, March 9

Deuteronomy 7:17-26 (NRSV) If you say to yourself, “These nations are more numerous than I; how can I dispossess them?” do not be afraid of them. Just remember what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt, the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm by which the LORD…

Friday, March 8

Psalm 22 (Read all of it! Here are sample NRSV excerpts) 1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. 6But I am a worm, …. scorned by others…. 12Many bulls encircle me, …they open wide their…

Thursday, March 7

John 18.36 (NRSV) Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Devotion Scripture tells us a great deal about the Kingdom of God.  It is God’s unmerited gift of…

March 6 Ash Wednesday

Jonah 3:1–4:11 (NRSV) The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began…