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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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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’…
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Facing The Music

Facing The Music Daily Devotion for Advent | Sunday, December 16, 2018 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Luke 1:56 I’ve always been curious about Mary’s homecoming. That’s probably the point where she had to talk with her parents, and with Joseph, about her pregnancy. Would they believe her? What if they didn’t? At only three months along, Mary probably had a few more weeks before she began “showing,” but she didn’t have…
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Being Punished?

Being Punished? Daily Devotion for Advent | Sunday, December 9, 2018 And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. But they had no child … (Luke 1:6-7a) The Bible says that Zechariah and Elizabeth were “righteous” and “blameless” in God’s eyes—a compliment the Bible gives to almost nobody. They were clearly believers, and their lives brought glory to God. But they had no child. In that culture, not having children…
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Sponge and Stick

Sponge and Stick and Sour Wine Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 23, 2018 Read John 19:28-30. A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth. (John 19:29) Just before Jesus’ final moments, He said, “I’m thirsty.” Someone took a sponge and filled it with the sour wine the soldiers brought to drink. Then they put it on a stick…
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Pain Killer?

Pain Killer? Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, March 22, 2018 Read Matthew 27:33, 46-50. And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), they offered Him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when He tasted it, He would not drink it. (Matthew 27:33-34) The Roman executioners were not complete monsters. Before they nailed Jesus to the cross, they offered Him wine mixed with gall—a painkiller, probably a bitter-tasting plant like opium poppy.…
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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,…