Lent Day 35

Rich Young Ruler, Matthew 19:16-30 I thought this was a great devotion and I think the author really nailed the heart of the issue. We live the life that millions of people around the globe covet. Whether we believe it or not, we too have affluence and influence beyond what…

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Lent Day 34

Young Child, Mark 10:13-16 Warning – read at your own peril. Controversial options expressed! We have seen very few times when Jesus is really angry, but in this situation, he is indignant (irate, vexed, outraged, furious, offended). Wow. Talk about unwelcome news for those disciples. The religious leaders have been…

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Lent Day 33

Martha, John 11: 1-44 This had to be a pivotal moment for Martha. We have already seen that she was a hard worker and she liked things done just so. She was probably the type of woman who never procrastinated — she just did what needed to be done. But…

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Lent Day 32

Man Healed of Leprosy, Luke 17: 11-19 My first thoughts were that it should have been easy to keep the disease hidden because everyone’s bodies were covered with layers of clothes. The only parts of the body that were ever seen were the face, hands and feet. Guess what parts…

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Lent Day 31

Pharisee Host, Luke 14: 1-6,15-24 I ‘resemble’ that. I don’t know about you but several of these devotions have started hitting a little too close to home. For the most part, the only folks that Jesus takes issue with (probably because they are the ones that take issue with him),…

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Lent Day 30

Woman Healed of a Crippling Disease, Luke 13: 10-17 We are so touchy about our traditions, aren’t we? Women – Remember when it was scandalous to wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day? And heaven forbid we even thought of wearing pants to church. We would have been…

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Lent Day 29

Lazarus, Luke 10: 38-42 (I feel for Lazarus. This story made me think of all the times I probably embarrassed my brothers in front of their friends. Sorry, bros!) I think what we see with Jesus and this family is true friendship. Lazarus, Mary and Martha are mentioned in more…

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Lent Day 28

Expert in the Law, Luke 10: 25-37 The Good Samaritan. Talk about a classic story that has stood the test of time. Even folks who have never set foot within a church have heard the term Good Samaritan, could probably tell you that it was from the bible, and might…

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Lent Day 27

Man Healed of Blindness, John 9:1-25 This passage is an exceptional example of storytelling. The conversations and interaction between the characters are so believable. The neighbors’ comments (Is that him? No, just someone who looks like him); the Pharisees’ questions (One more time, how did you get your sight back?);…

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Lent Day 26

John, Luke 9:28-36 This reflection is just for fun. Nothing too serious or heavy, because Sunday is a feast day not a fast day, especially during Lent. 30 “Suddenly the disciples saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to Jesus.” Let me ask you a question – how did those…

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