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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…
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The Stones Cry Out

The Stones Cry Out Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 3, 2018 Read Luke 19:37-40. He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:40) What a scene—Jesus surrounded by people, all praising God with a loud voice and crying out, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” What a celebration! Palm branches and cloaks and the sound of rejoicing—and Jesus in the middle of it all,…
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The Cloaks Off Their Backs

The Cloaks Off Their Backs Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 2, 2018 Read Mark 11:1-10. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. (Mark 11:8) “The red carpet treatment.” That’s how modern Western cultures describe a royal welcome. The crowd welcoming Jesus had similar ideas. Joyfully Jesus’ disciples threw their cloaks over the donkey’s back, doing the best they could in place of a saddle. The…
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Just A Colt

Just A Colt Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 1, 2018 Read Matthew 21:1-11. (Jesus said) “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” (Matthew 21:2-3) It was just a colt—a young donkey, old enough to carry someone safely,…

Super Weekend Results

Super Weekend Results Immanuel Youth hosted a Super Sub Sale on the weekend of February 4th, 2018. We are thrilled to announce our results: 200+ Super Subs were made fresh and sold that day. More than 30 youth and youth family members participated. More than 300 chocolate chip cookies were baked. Our profits totaled $1150. The Stewardship Board hosted a Canned Food Drive to compliment the Sub Sales. We are proud to report the generosity of Immanuel’s members: 186 canned…
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Wasted Or Not?

Wasted Or Not? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Read Mark 14:3-11. And while He was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster ask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the ask and poured it over His head. (Mark 14:3) My grandmother once gave me a tiny jar of expensive solid perfume from Greece. To get the fragrant ointment…