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Church Blog (Page 9)

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Burned

Burned Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Read Mark 14:53-55. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. (Mark 14:54b) Choosing a place to sit shouldn’t be a big deal, should it? Jesus was on trial for His life in the high priest’s house, and Peter wanted a place to see what would happen to Him. But he didn’t dare get too close—someone might recognize him as a disciple and arrest him,…
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An Open Door

An Open Door Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Read John 18:15-18. But Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. (John 18:16) The door of the high priest’s house was busy that night. Once Jesus was arrested, the household swung into action. Messengers went out to gather the Jewish…
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Thirty Pieces Of Silver

Thirty Pieces Of Silver Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 12, 2018 Read Matthew 27:3-10. Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver Him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:14-15) The price of a slave. The price of a cemetery. The price of God. When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned, he brought his traitor’s…
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Unnecessary

Unnecessary Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 11, 2018 Read Mark 14:43-50. And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture Me?” (Mark 14:48) They must have been the most unnecessary objects in the garden that night—all those swords and clubs the crowd brought with them to arrest Jesus. As if He were going to resist arrest. As if He were an earthly king, someone climbing to the top…
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A Piece Of Bread

A Piece Of Bread Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 10, 2018 Read John 13:21-30. So when He had dipped the morsel, He gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” (John 13:26b-27) It was one of those little courtesies—if you wanted to honor someone, you would dip a piece of bread into the sauce…
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Jesus With A Basin

Jesus With A Basin Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 9, 2018 Read John 13:1-17. Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. (John 13:5) How terribly uncomfortable that must have been. Imagine it: Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior, kneeling at your feet with a basin, dealing with the stink and the sweat and the dirt of a long day…
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Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 8, 2018 Read Mark 14:12-16. And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where will You have us go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” (Mark 14:12) Perfect. Helpless. Doomed. From 2,000 years later, those are the only words I can think of to describe the centerpiece of the Passover feast, the lambs sacrificed at the temple.…
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Carrying What?

Carrying … What? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Read Mark 14:12-16. And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.” (Mark 14:13) It was the first day of Passover, and Jesus’ disciples needed to get the feast ready. So they asked Him where they should go since they were visiting Jerusalem and had no home to use.…

Youth Ministry in March

Immanuel-Joplin Youth Update   March 2018 Wed, March 7 – Youth provide & serve the Lenten Meal – “Breakfast for Dinner” Sun, March 11 – 11:30-6:00 – Youth Springfield Outing – Sky Zone & MORE Sat, March 31 – Youth Day of Service Sun, April 1 – Youth & Elders host the Easter Breakfast April 6-8 – Junior High Retreat at Windermere May 7 – Confirmation Day for 8th Graders SPECIAL HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES Youth Day of Service – Saturday, March 31 Easter Breakfast – Sunday, April…
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The Fruitless Figtree

The Fruitless FigTree Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 6, 2018   Read Mark 11:12-25. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if He could find anything on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. (Mark 11:13) This is one of the odder miracles in the New Testament. Why was Jesus looking for fruit if it wasn’t the right season?…
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A Whip For The Right Backs

A Whip For The Right Backs Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 5, 2018 Read John 2:13-22. And making a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen…. (John 2:15a) Jesus with a whip—really? And not just one borrowed in the heat of anger—no, He deliberately found some cords, braided them together, and made this whip. And then used it. But on whom? Logic would suggest the animals. If you have…
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Tables Overturned

Tables Overturned Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 4, 2018 Read Mark 11:15-19. And He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (Mark 11:15b). Some things just shouldn’t be there—like a whole market set up inside the temple courtyard itself. Pigeons, oxen, sheep—a zoo full of noise. Air filled with smells, dust, and feathers. Men sitting behind tables to change foreign money into money acceptable for temple use, there were cheaters and…