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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Access To The Father

Access To The Father Daily Devotion for Lent | Good Friday, March 30, 2018 | Holy Week Read Luke 23:44-46. And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. (Mark 15:37-38) Imagine what it would feel like to be a priest going about your duties in the temple that Friday, getting ready for the Sabbath. You would be doing it nervously, in near-darkness—the sun’s light…
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For You

For You Daily Devotion for Lent | Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Holy Week Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-25. (Jesus said) “This is My body, which is for you….This cup is the new covenant in My blood….” (1 Corinthians 11:24b-25a) “I need a hug,” my son says to me when he’s having a bad day. “Can you hold my hand?” a child asks her mother, standing in line for an amusement park ride. “Stay with me, don’t leave me,” beg…
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Are You Sure He’s Dead?

Are You Sure He’s Dead? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 19:31-37. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (John 19:34) They wanted to be sure He was dead. So one of the soldiers took a spear and stabbed Jesus in the side, bringing out a flow of blood and water. This was good proof He was dead, because…
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The Nails

The Nails Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:24-28. But he (Thomas) said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into His side, I will never believe.” (John 20:25b) As a carpenter and builder, Jesus would have known the use of nails. Nails were expensive; if a wooden peg would do instead,…
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Whose Cross?

Whose Cross? Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 26, 2018 | Holy Week Read Mark 15:21-25. So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. (John 19:16b-17) After Jesus had been flogged, mocked, and condemned, they took Him out on the road to Golgotha, carrying His own cross. Now the cross was probably what we would call the crosspiece only—the patibulum.…
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Victory Palms

Victory Palms Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Palm Sunday 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) Where I grew up, we had palm trees everywhere. There were palms at the beach, palms used as street trees, palm thickets so deep you could lose yourself playing hide and seek. There were even palms trying to grow up through…
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The King Of The Jews

The King Of The Jews Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 24, 2018 Read John 19:18-22. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) When the Romans crucified someone, they often put a notice on the cross over the criminal’s head. This was called the “titulus,” and it was there to tell everybody what crime was being punished. When Pilate wrote the inscription to…
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