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Lenten Devotions (Page 2)

Tuesday, March 23

Acts 4:32-37 (NRSV)Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.…

Monday, March 22

Acts 2:41-2, 43-47a (NRSV)So those who welcomed [Peter’s] message were baptized….They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by…

Saturday, March 20

John 17:1-26 (NRSV)After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life,…

Friday, March 19

John 15:1-6 (NRSV)“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I…

Thursday, March 18

John 10:1-4 (NRSV) Jesus the Good Shepherd“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear…

Wednesday, March 17

Jeremiah 29:13-14 (NRSV)When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I…

Tuesday, March 16

John 3:1-21 (NIV)Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not…

Monday, March 15

Isaiah 35:1-10 (NIV)The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.  Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom.  It will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.  Then will the lame leap like…

Saturday, March 13

Isaiah 11:2-4, 6-7, 9 (NRSV)And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his…

Friday, March 12

Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV) The Walk to EmmausNow on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes…