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Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Doing His Job | Lent Devotion

Doing His Job Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 20 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21 It was an odd thing for Jesus to say: “Look for a man carrying a jar of water.” This was Judea; men didn’t normally carry water, that was a woman’s job. The disciples must have wondered. Still, they were used to Jesus by then; they did it without arguing. I also wonder about the man carrying…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Business As Usual | Lent Devotion

Business As Usual Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 19 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 What happens when “business as usual” is sin? Think of the merchants and the money changers, sitting there comfortably in the large temple court, doing business just as they had done every day for years. Listen to the lambs bleating and the pigeons calling from their cages. Don’t breathe too…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

What She Could | Lent Devotion

What She Could Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 18 “She has done what she could …” Mark 14:8 Six days before Passover, Mary and Martha gave a dinner party in honor of Jesus at the home of Simon the leper. This wasn’t long after Jesus raised their brother Lazarus from the dead, and no doubt their hearts were full of thankfulness and joy. Mary was so moved that she took the opportunity to pour extremely expensive perfumed ointment…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Harder Than A Stone | Lent Devotion

Harder Than A Stone Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 17 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” Luke 19:39-40 Crowds of people had come to Jerusalem during Passover. When they heard Jesus was coming, they took palm branches and went out to meet Him. Others cut branches from the trees in the fields. They lay…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

For The Lord | Daily Lent Devotion

For The Lord Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 16 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” Luke 19:33-34 “The Lord has need of it.” What a beautiful message Jesus sent to the donkey’s owner that first Palm Sunday! No wonder the donkey’s owner let the disciples take it immediately. Wouldn’t you, if Jesus sent a message like that?…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Why? | Daily Lent Devotion

Why? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 15 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21 I wonder what Lazarus thought of it. He was very ill—his sisters were worried, and they sent word to Jesus so He could come quickly and heal him. Then they waited. And waited. I can just see Martha leaning out the door of her house, looking down the road. Why didn’t Jesus come?…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Better Than We Dared To Hope | Daily Lent Devotion

Better Than We Dared To Hope Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 14 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 I love the conversation between Martha and Jesus on the day He comes to her home…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

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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Thinking Of Death | Daily Lent Devotion

Thinking Of Death Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 12 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip … and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12:20-21 It seems like a strange disconnect. Some foreigners from Greece ask to meet Jesus, and Jesus immediately starts talking about dying. After several minutes of increasingly scary talk, Jesus “departed and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). It…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Only Jesus | Daily Lent Devotion

Only Jesus Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 11 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. Matthew 17:8 As Moses and Elijah stood on that mountaintop with Jesus, they stood for the whole Old Testament—the Law and the Prophets combined. And they were talking to Jesus about His “departure,” as Luke calls it—his death, which would shortly happen at Jerusalem. Both men had spent their lives pointing people to the one true…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

Loving Attention | Daily Lent Devotion

Loving Attention Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 10 | The First Sunday In Lent He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Colossians 1:15 Have you ever tried to draw or paint another person? If you have, you know how carefully you look at him or her; you notice the texture of his skin, all the subtle colors in her hair; you gaze, you fill up your eyes with the way the person…
Lent Devotions 2019 Immanuel-Joplin

A Glimpse of The Future | Daily Lent Devotion

A Glimpse Of The Future Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 9 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1 I wonder what it was like for King David, writing his songs to honor the Lord, and knowing that God was speaking through him. What did he think when God inspired him to write Psalm 22? It speaks very clearly of Jesus’…