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considering these things. advent devotion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin, missouri. call his name jesus.

Considering These Things | Advent Devotion

Considering These Things Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 21 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream … . Matthew 1:19-20a There are many times when I wish God would speak to me from on high. Just open the heavens, shout (or whisper) a little guidance. Or…
Rejoicing in the Good. Good News Is Coming. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Rejoicing in the Good | Advent Devotion

Rejoicing in the Good Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Thursday, December 19 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. Luke 1:57-58 Hatred. Judgment. Racism. Greed. Self-justification. Self-righteousness. If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ve seen all of these. And it gets old, doesn’t it? Eventually I just have to shut it…
Embarrassing. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Embarrassing | Advent Devotion

Embarrassing Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 7 And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take…
Change. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Change | Advent Devotion

Change Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Friday, December 6 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 ….” Luke 1:11-13a It must have been rough for Zechariah. For years and years he and his wife had been praying…
Business As Usual

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…
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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?…
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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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Tables Overturned

Tables Overturned Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 4, 2018 Read Mark 11:15-19. And He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (Mark 11:15b). Some things just shouldn’t be there—like a whole market set up inside the temple courtyard itself. Pigeons, oxen, sheep—a zoo full of noise. Air filled with smells, dust, and feathers. Men sitting behind tables to change foreign money into money acceptable for temple use, there were cheaters and…
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Asleep In The Boat

Asleep In The Boat Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, February 22, 2018 Read Mark 4:1-2, 35-41. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:37-38) He must have been really tired. After preaching all day, Jesus is asleep in…