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Daily Devotions (Page 3)

Feeding Faith, Connecting People

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.

Big and Tiny | Advent Devotion 1

Big and Tiny | Advent Devotion

Big and Tiny Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Sunday, December 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3 Advent for us starts where it always has—with the One who created everything. It starts with God the Father, who made us and loved us—…
Call His Name Jesus daily advent devotions 2019

Advent Devotions 2019

Call His Name Jesus Daily Devotions for Advent | Coming In December 2019 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri is here to share Good News with you. Christmas is coming—and more importantly—Jesus The King is coming. Remembering His birth at Christmas, prepare your heart with us with daily devotions for you and your family, beginning on December 1. Each day’s Advent Devotion will include: a short Scripture reading a devotional thought a prayer reflection questions Advent Devotions are brought to…
resurrection rolls. taking faith home. family devotions. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Resurrection Rolls

Taking Faith Home A Weekly Resource to Encourage Your Family | Today’s Excerpt and Scripture | Thursday, April 25 RITUALS AND TRADITIONS Celebrate Easter by making “Resurrection Rolls.” Ingredients: One can of crescent rolls 8 large marshmallows 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp. of cinnamon The white marshmallow symbolizes the purity of Jesus. Dip the marshmallow into butter and roll in the mixture of butter, sugar, and cinnamon as a reminder of the spices placed on…
little things. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Little Things | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Little Things Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Wednesday, April 17 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered … Luke 22:61 It was the little things that caught Peter. A servant girl making conversation at the front gate— “You’re not one of these disciples too, are you?” she asks, possibly with a look at John, who had just talked her into letting Peter in. Another question from someone else a little later. A remark about his…
our place or his? lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Our Place Or His? | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Our Place Or His? Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Tuesday, April 16 Judas turned aside to go to his own place. Acts 1:25 How do you feel about Jesus’ betrayer? It would be interesting to take a survey. I suspect a lot of people would say very angry things. After all, what he did was terrible. He betrayed the innocent Son of God into the hands of His enemies and brought about His death. Surely many people would use…
two of a kind. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Two Of A Kind? | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Two Of A Kind? Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Monday, April 15 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on His right and one on His left. Luke 23:33 There were two of them. Two robbers, both condemned to death, one on either side of Jesus. There wasn’t much to choose between them. Both were criminal. Both were helpless. Both were dying. And to begin with,…
hosanna. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Hosanna | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Hosanna Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Palm Sunday, April 14 Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise. Matthew 21:16 After Jesus cleared the temple of the people who were selling animals, people who were blind or lame started coming to Him there to be healed. There were little children in the temple that day, too, probably there with their parents to worship. The little ones began shouting praise to Jesus: “Hosanna to the…
a death that gave life. lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

A Death That Gave Life | Lent Devotion

A Death That Gave Life Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, April 13 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. Matthew 27:52-53 What a shock it must have been. Imagine a family in Jerusalem, busy at home a couple of days after Jesus’ death, when a knock comes at the door.…
the son of god? lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

The Son Of God? | Lent Devotion

The Son Of God? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, April 12 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54 The centurion and his soldiers were keeping watch over the dying Jesus. As the hours wore on, they heard those words mentioned again and again: “The Son of God … the Son…
in the shadow of the cross. lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

In The Shadow Of The Cross | Lent Devotion

In The Shadow Of The Cross Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, April 11 They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. John 19:24 It’s a grim picture—Jesus hanging on the cross, while beneath Him, several Roman soldiers gamble for His clothing. It’s tempting to condemn the soldiers for what they were doing. It’s offensive. They shouldn’t be doing that! But from their point of view, they were only doing their jobs. They had taken…
standing by. lent devotion. people of the promise. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Standing By | Lent Devotion

Standing By Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, April 10 “Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once send Me more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53  When we think about the people involved in Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death, we often forget the invisible ones—the ones behind the scenes watching. But Jesus reminds us when He says to Peter at His arrest, “Do you think that I cannot appeal to…
safety. lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Safety | Lent Devotion

Safety Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, April 9 “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.” Luke 23:28 As Jesus walks to the place where He will be crucified, a large crowd is following Him. Some of them are women who are grieving and weeping for Him. Jesus turns to speak to them. That in itself is surprising. Jesus has already been scourged, and He is now so weak that the…