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Who Cares?

Who Cares? Daily Devotion for Advent | Tuesday, December 4, 2018 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1) The book of Matthew starts with an odd choice of subject matter—42 generations of Jesus’ genealogy, all the way back to Abraham. Some people find this fascinating. Other people are probably yawning and saying under their breath, “Who cares?” Apparently, God cares. God cares enough to give us a list of…
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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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A Homely Beginning

A Homely Beginning Daily Devotion for Lent | Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:1-9. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. (John 20:6-7) It seems so tidy, somehow. When the disciples look into the tomb, they see the linen cloths…
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Rope

Rope Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 15, 2018   Read Mark 15:1-5. And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led Him away and delivered Him over to Pilate. (Mark 15:1) Do you have a coil of rope in your house? What about your car? Rope is a handy thing to have when you’re tying down a Christmas tree…
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Burned

Burned Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Read Mark 14:53-55. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. (Mark 14:54b) Choosing a place to sit shouldn’t be a big deal, should it? Jesus was on trial for His life in the high priest’s house, and Peter wanted a place to see what would happen to Him. But he didn’t dare get too close—someone might recognize him as a disciple and arrest him,…
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A Whip For The Right Backs

A Whip For The Right Backs Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, March 5, 2018 Read John 2:13-22. And making a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen…. (John 2:15a) Jesus with a whip—really? And not just one borrowed in the heat of anger—no, He deliberately found some cords, braided them together, and made this whip. And then used it. But on whom? Logic would suggest the animals. If you have…
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Wasted Or Not?

Wasted Or Not? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Read Mark 14:3-11. And while He was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster ask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the ask and poured it over His head. (Mark 14:3) My grandmother once gave me a tiny jar of expensive solid perfume from Greece. To get the fragrant ointment…