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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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A Place For Thomas | Daily Lent Devotion

A Place For Thomas Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 13 [Jesus] said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” … So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” John 11:11, 16 I love Thomas. Here’s Jesus saying incomprehensible stuff about Lazarus being asleep—no, dead—wait, what exactly do You mean, Jesus? And why are You planning to go back to…
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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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Gathering Grain

Gathering Grain Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Read Mark 2:23-28. One Sabbath He was going through the grain fields, and as they made their way, His disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” (Mark 2:23-24) “I feel like I’m being nibbled to death by ducks.” Have you ever heard anybody say that? It’s a good description of…
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Better Than A Pool

Better Than A Pool Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Read John 5:1-17. One man was there who had been an invalid for 38 years…. He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:5, 6b) Jesus came to the pool of Bethesda, where there were crowds of sick people lying by the pool. Legend said an angel came down and stirred the pool’s water once in a while. The people believed that the first…
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A Hole In The Roof

A Hole In The Roof Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, February 19, 2018 Read Mark 2:1-12. And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…