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Daily Devotions

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Read Daily Devotions from Immanuel Lutheran Church. It is our goal to be a congregation “Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, Growing to Serve” our Joplin community. Devotions are posted at special times of the church year. We hope you enjoy them and come back to hear more.

Eyes On Jesus. Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Eye Opener | Daily Lenten Devotion

Devotion for Lent 2020 | Friday, February 28 FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY EYE OPENER Read Genesis 3:6–7 Then the eyes of both were opened. Genesis 3:7 Have you ever had an eye-opening experience? This kind of event can be any time you suddenly realize something you didn’t before. Sometimes that’s a good thing. You learn a great lesson. You gain a special insight. Sometimes that’s a bad thing. You realize that someone had been lying to you. You learn of…
Eyes On Jesus. Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

To See Perfection | Daily Lenten Devotion

Devotion for Lent 2020 | Thursday, February 27 THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY TO SEE PERFECTION Read Genesis 1:26–31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:31 It was good. It was very good. Those words might seem ordinary to our ears, but there was nothing ordinary about what God saw when He looked upon His completed creation. It was very good. It was perfect and whole. Have you ever seen perfection? Think…
Eyes On Jesus. Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Misjudging Eyes | Ash Wednesday Lenten Devotion

Devotion for Lent 2020 | Wednesday, February 26 ASH WEDNESDAY Misjudging Eyes Read Mark 14:3–9. But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to Me.” Mark 14:6 When we see Jesus, what do we see? Is He our teacher? a healer? our guest at the dinner table? Yes, He is, just as He was all those things to the people who were visiting with Simon the (former) leper in the reading…
Eyes On Jesus. Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Eyes On Jesus | 2020 Lenten Devotion Series

Devotions for Lent 2020 | Coming February 26 through April 12 About These Devos EYES ON JESUS — Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter “Fix your eyes on Jesus.” When the people in the Passion narrative looked at Jesus, what did they see? Eyes on Jesus asks us to look at Jesus through various Biblical character’s viewpoints, learning how they saw Jesus. Did they misunderstand Him? Did they recognize Him as the Son of God? Using Scripture passages from the Gospel of…
the best he could offer. advent devotion. christmas day. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri. call his name jesus.

The Best He Could Offer | Christmas Day Devotion

The Best He Could Offer Devotion for Christmas Day 2019 | Wednesday, December 25 Join us at Immanuel THIS MORNING for a Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am. LEARN MORE. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 Mary…
God With Us. newborn baby. advent devotion. christmas. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri. call his name jesus.

God With Us | Christmas Eve Devotion

God With Us Devotion for Christmas Eve 2019 | Tuesday, December 24 Join us at Immanuel TONIGHT for a Candlelight Worship Service at 5:00 or 7:00 pm. LEARN MORE. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with Child. Luke 2:4-5 It could not have been an easy…
courage. advent devotion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. immanuel lutheran church. joplin missouri. call his name jesus.

Courage | Advent Devotion

Courage Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, December 23 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a Son. And he called His Name Jesus. Matthew 1:24-25 I really admire Joseph. What courage he had, to simply wake up and go finalize the marriage, bringing his wife home—all on the basis of a dream. Mary and Zechariah both got to…
call him jesus. outdoor nativity. advent devotion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin, missouri. call his name jesus.

Call Him Jesus | Advent Devotion

Call Him Jesus Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Sunday, December 22 (The angel said) “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son, and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20b-21 “Do not fear,” the angel says to Joseph. Do not fear to take Mary as your wife, in…
considering these things. advent devotion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin, missouri. call his name jesus.

Considering These Things | Advent Devotion

Considering These Things Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 21 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream … . Matthew 1:19-20a There are many times when I wish God would speak to me from on high. Just open the heavens, shout (or whisper) a little guidance. Or…
Found Out. man pointing finger. advent devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Found Out | Advent Devotion

Found Out Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Friday, December 20 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18 The Holy Spirit never says anything by accident. That’s why the words in Matthew 1 are so disturbing: Mary “was found to be with child.” It doesn’t sound like she had the chance to…
Rejoicing in the Good. Good News Is Coming. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Rejoicing in the Good | Advent Devotion

Rejoicing in the Good Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Thursday, December 19 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. Luke 1:57-58 Hatred. Judgment. Racism. Greed. Self-justification. Self-righteousness. If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ve seen all of these. And it gets old, doesn’t it? Eventually I just have to shut it…
Face the Music. man opening curtain. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Face the Music | Advent Devotion

Face the Music Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Wednesday, December 18 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Luke 1:56 God was so kind to Mary. He gave her three months of rest and peace staying with a family who would understand her pregnancy and believe her explanation. Mary had time to think and pray, time to adjust to how God has turned her life upside down. (She also had time to get…