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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…
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…
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Living Among Holy Things | Lent Devotion

Living Among Holy Things Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 22 They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” Matthew 27:4 What kind of men are these? Though they are priests—chief priests!—they seem to feel no shame at all about offering silver to Judas to betray his master. I hope they at least had the decency not to use money that came out of the temple offerings! And when Judas shows up later, full of remorse,…
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Enemies Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday, December 3, 2018 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. (Genesis 3:15)   Can being enemies ever be a good thing? Normally my answer would be “No.” We learn even as children that it’s not good to be enemies with other people. Our parents tell us, “Say you’re sorry,” and “Be nice and…