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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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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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Of One Heart And Mind | Daily Lent Devotion

Of One Heart And Mind Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 7 Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” Genesis 22:8 Imagine what it must have been like for Isaac. His father, obviously upset, organizes a three-day trip and says, “We’re going to go offer a sacrifice.” Nothing more. No information about the who, what or why of the sacrifice—and where is the lamb, anyway? When Isaac asks, he gets only…
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Startling

Startling Daily Devotion for Christmas | Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | Christmas Day And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. Luke 2:8-9 It was probably a quiet night. Not much excitement unless something startled the sheep. The biggest problem was likely to be…
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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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Access To The Father

Access To The Father Daily Devotion for Lent | Good Friday, March 30, 2018 | Holy Week Read Luke 23:44-46. And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. (Mark 15:37-38) Imagine what it would feel like to be a priest going about your duties in the temple that Friday, getting ready for the Sabbath. You would be doing it nervously, in near-darkness—the sun’s light…
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For You

For You Daily Devotion for Lent | Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Holy Week Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-25. (Jesus said) “This is My body, which is for you….This cup is the new covenant in My blood….” (1 Corinthians 11:24b-25a) “I need a hug,” my son says to me when he’s having a bad day. “Can you hold my hand?” a child asks her mother, standing in line for an amusement park ride. “Stay with me, don’t leave me,” beg…
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Are You Sure He’s Dead?

Are You Sure He’s Dead? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 19:31-37. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (John 19:34) They wanted to be sure He was dead. So one of the soldiers took a spear and stabbed Jesus in the side, bringing out a flow of blood and water. This was good proof He was dead, because…
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The Nails

The Nails Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:24-28. But he (Thomas) said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into His side, I will never believe.” (John 20:25b) As a carpenter and builder, Jesus would have known the use of nails. Nails were expensive; if a wooden peg would do instead,…
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Victory Palms

Victory Palms Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Palm Sunday Read Mark 11:1-10. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. (Mark 11:8) Where I grew up, we had palm trees everywhere. There were palms at the beach, palms used as street trees, palm thickets so deep you could lose yourself playing hide and seek. There were even palms trying to grow up through…
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The King Of The Jews

The King Of The Jews Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 24, 2018 Read John 19:18-22. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) When the Romans crucified someone, they often put a notice on the cross over the criminal’s head. This was called the “titulus,” and it was there to tell everybody what crime was being punished. When Pilate wrote the inscription to…