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A Time For Joy | Advent Devotion

A Time For Joy Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 14 And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! … For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Luke 1:41b-42, 44 No doubt Mary had a lot of things to do: talk to her parents about her pregnancy…
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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…
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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…
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Afraid

Afraid Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday, December 10, 2018 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have…
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Now What?

Now What? Daily Devotion for Easter | Easter Monday, April 2, 2018 Read Luke 24:1-11. When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. (Mark 16:1) Joseph and Nicodemus didn’t have time to do a proper burial for Jesus that Friday evening. Though they did the best they could, the women who followed Jesus were not satisfied. They planned to come back early Sunday morning…
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No Regrets

No Regrets Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 17, 2018 Read John 19:1-5. Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged Him. (John 19:1) “Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.” Such a short sentence for such a terrifying punishment. A Roman flogging was no joke. The victim was stripped and tied facing a pillar to prevent him running or collapsing to the ground. Two skilled men held whips resembling a cat-o’-nine-tails. The limit on the number of strokes? Among Romans,…
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The Stones Cry Out

The Stones Cry Out Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 3, 2018 Read Luke 19:37-40. He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:40) What a scene—Jesus surrounded by people, all praising God with a loud voice and crying out, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” What a celebration! Palm branches and cloaks and the sound of rejoicing—and Jesus in the middle of it all,…