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What is Lent? bowl of ashes and palms. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

What Is Lent?

FAQs About Lent What is Lent? Learn about this 40-day season of the church year leading up to Easter (Note: Lent 2022 begins on Wednesday, March 2.) See Also Come to a Lenten Service Watch our Live Stream Article: “Lent in a Time of Pandemic” by Rev. Gregory Mech, 2021 Q: What is the significance of Lent? A: Early in the Church’s history, the major events in Christ’s life were observed with special observances, such as His birth, baptism, death, resurrection and…
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Crisis

Crisis Daily Devotion for Advent | Wednesday, December 19, 2018 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. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. Matthew 1:18-19 I think it’s interesting that God put off talking to Joseph until Joseph…
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Covering For Shame

Covering For Shame Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Read John 19:23-24. And when they had crucified Him, they divided His garments among them by casting lots. (Matthew 27:35) Most of us know shame. Shame for something we’ve done long ago, something almost forgotten until a chance word reminds us, and we cringe. Shame for something that was done to us, that we know was not our fault, but we can’t shake the memory. Shame for something…
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Water And Blood

Water And Blood Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 19, 2018 Read: Matthew 27:24-26. So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd … (Matthew 27:24a) It was so dramatic—and such a waste of time. Pilate’s little act with the handwashing did no good at all. “Innocent of this man’s blood”? Hardly. Everyone knew he was too scared to act justly and…
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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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The Image On A Coin

The Image On A Coin Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, February 25, 2018 Read Mark 12:13-17. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” … (Mark 12:16b) Here again we have the leaders trying to trap Jesus in His own words. “Does God want us to pay taxes to Caesar or not? What does His Law say?” They knew very well that if He said, “Pay them,” He would be in trouble with the people, who…
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Saved Through Water

Saved Through Water Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Ash Wednesday) Read Mark 1:9-11. And when He came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove. (Mark 1:10) Water is hard to talk about because it carries so many meanings. Water is a symbol of life— before birth we develop in the water of our mothers’ bodies, and gushing water is a sign…