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Holy Tuesday

Jesus sat across from the collection box for the temple treasury and observed how the crowd gave their money. Many rich people were throwing in lots of money. One poor widow came forward and put in two small copper coins worth a penny. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I assure you that this poor widow…

Holy Monday

 Jesus and his disciples entered Jerusalem again. As Jesus was walking around the temple, the chief priests, legal experts, and elders came to him. 28 They asked, “What kind of authority do you have for doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” -Mark 11:27-28 Happy Holy Monday! Now that’s not something you hear…

Turn Your Eyes Upon the Cross

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. -1 Corinthians 1:18 It is Holy Week. Christians are turning our eyes, our minds, and our hearts to the cross of Jesus Christ. We would probably rather turn our eyes…

Your Kingdom Come

Jesus said, “Pray like this: Our Father who is in heaven, uphold the holiness of your name. Bring in your kingdom so that your will is done on earth as it’s done in heaven. Give us the bread we need for today. Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also…

Let My People Go

 Read John 18:-18 here https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+18%3A1-18&version=CEB Jesus answered, “I told you, ‘I Am.’ If you are looking for me, then let these people go.” This was so that the word he had spoken might be fulfilled: “I didn’t lose anyone of those whom you gave me.” Reflect “Let these people go.” If you’re a Bible reader,…

We Want to See Jesus

Read: Some Greeks were among those who had come up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and made a request: “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” Philip told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip told Jesus. Jesus replied, “The time has come for the Human One to…

Loving Fully

Read John 13:1-20 here https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A1-20&version=CEB “Before the Festival of Passover, Jesus knew that his time had come to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them fully.” -John 13:1 Reflect: It is clear that the crowds who hoped Jesus would come to the…

Tattoo it On

      According to God’s promise, we are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found by him in peace- pure and faultless. . . Grow in the grace and…

Unfailing Love

The Lord proclaims: The people who survived the sword     found grace in the wilderness. As Israel searched for a place of rest,     the Lord appeared to them from a distance: I have loved you with a love that lasts forever.     And so with unfailing love,         I have drawn you to myself. -Jeremiah 31:2,3 The first half of Jeremiah is lots…

Giving Up Indifference

Isn’t this the fast I choose:     releasing wicked restraints, untying the ropes of a yoke,     setting free the mistreated,     and breaking every yoke? -Isaiah 58:6 Giving up something for Lent can be a growth experience of being without something that we usually use to fill an emptiness. This is significant spiritual work. And, it can miss…

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