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Thursday, March 26

1 Corinthians 12:12-26 (NIV)Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even…

Wednesday, March 25

Mark  8:22-26 (NIV), (Cor. 12: 1-11)They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He…

Tuesday, March 24

Psalm 146 (NIV)Praise the LordPraise the Lord, my soulI will praise the Lord all my life;I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to…

Monday, March 23

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 (NRSV)So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, so…

Saturday, March 21

Psalm 143: Contemporary English Version (CEV)Listen, Lord, as I pray!   You are faithful and honest and will answer my prayer.I am your servant. Don’t try me in your court, because no one is innocent by your standards.My enemies are chasing me, crushing me in the ground. I am in total darkness, like someone long dead. …

Friday, March 20

Mark 6:47-56 (NRSV)When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. But when they saw…

Thursday, March 19

Genesis 46:1-7 and 46:28-34 (NSRV)Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me. The men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and…

Tuesday, March 17

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. To access comments, click on the link to “Read in Browser” at the bottom of this post. Genesis 45:1-15 (NRSV)Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So…

Monday, March 16

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. To access comments, click on the link to “Read in Browser” at the bottom of this post. Psalms 119:73-80 (KJV)Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.They that fear thee will be glad when…