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Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

For The Lord | Daily Lent Devotion

For The Lord Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 16 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” Luke 19:33-34 “The Lord has need of it.” What a beautiful message Jesus sent to the donkey’s owner that first Palm Sunday! No wonder the donkey’s owner let the disciples take it immediately. Wouldn’t you, if Jesus sent a message like that?…
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Why? | Daily Lent Devotion

Why? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 15 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21 I wonder what Lazarus thought of it. He was very ill—his sisters were worried, and they sent word to Jesus so He could come quickly and heal him. Then they waited. And waited. I can just see Martha leaning out the door of her house, looking down the road. Why didn’t Jesus come?…
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Better Than We Dared To Hope | Daily Lent Devotion

Better Than We Dared To Hope Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 14 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 I love the conversation between Martha and Jesus on the day He comes to her home…
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A Place For Thomas | Daily Lent Devotion

A Place For Thomas Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 13 [Jesus] said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” … So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” John 11:11, 16 I love Thomas. Here’s Jesus saying incomprehensible stuff about Lazarus being asleep—no, dead—wait, what exactly do You mean, Jesus? And why are You planning to go back to…
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Thinking Of Death | Daily Lent Devotion

Thinking Of Death Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 12 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip … and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12:20-21 It seems like a strange disconnect. Some foreigners from Greece ask to meet Jesus, and Jesus immediately starts talking about dying. After several minutes of increasingly scary talk, Jesus “departed and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). It…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Only Jesus | Daily Lent Devotion

Only Jesus Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 11 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. Matthew 17:8 As Moses and Elijah stood on that mountaintop with Jesus, they stood for the whole Old Testament—the Law and the Prophets combined. And they were talking to Jesus about His “departure,” as Luke calls it—his death, which would shortly happen at Jerusalem. Both men had spent their lives pointing people to the one true…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Loving Attention | Daily Lent Devotion

Loving Attention Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 10 | The First Sunday In Lent He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Colossians 1:15 Have you ever tried to draw or paint another person? If you have, you know how carefully you look at him or her; you notice the texture of his skin, all the subtle colors in her hair; you gaze, you fill up your eyes with the way the person…
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A Glimpse of The Future | Daily Lent Devotion

A Glimpse Of The Future Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 9 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1 I wonder what it was like for King David, writing his songs to honor the Lord, and knowing that God was speaking through him. What did he think when God inspired him to write Psalm 22? It speaks very clearly of Jesus’…
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Protecting The Children | Daily Lent Devotion

Protecting The Children Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 8 knowing that you were ransomed … with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19 What must it have been like to be an Israelite father on that first Passover night? The Passover lamb had just been slaughtered; now each father had to complete the strange job Moses had given them. With the smell of roast lamb in the air,…
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Of One Heart And Mind | Daily Lent Devotion

Of One Heart And Mind Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 7 Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” Genesis 22:8 Imagine what it must have been like for Isaac. His father, obviously upset, organizes a three-day trip and says, “We’re going to go offer a sacrifice.” Nothing more. No information about the who, what or why of the sacrifice—and where is the lamb, anyway? When Isaac asks, he gets only…
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The First People Of The Passion—Adam And Eve

THE FIRST PEOPLE OF THE PASSION—ADAM AND EVE Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 6 | Ash Wednesday For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22 In old paintings of the crucifixion you will often see a human skull, right at the base of Jesus’ cross. Ask a museum guide and they will tell you that the skull is supposed to be Adam’s skull. It is a reminder of when…

The Shining Face Of Moses

Taking Faith Home A Weekly Resource to Encourage Your Family | Today’s Excerpt and Scripture | Monday, March 4 Exodus 34:29-35 (ESV) The Shining Face of Moses 29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.30 Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the…