Lent 16: Thankfulness & Trust

by Maddy Boyle Readings: Psalm 95, Exodus 16:27-35, John 4:1-6 These readings dictate a theme of thankfulness for God’s love and all that he has done for our sake, but I also felt that they were articulating a deep level of trust that we have (or should have) with God....

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Lent 15:Bread & Meat

by Kathleen McGuire Readings: Psalm 95, Exodus 16:9-21, Ephesians 2:11-22 Bread in the Morning, Meat in the Evening Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to all the people of Israel, ‘Come near to the Lord, for He has heard your complaining.’” When Aaron spoke to all the people of Israel,...

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Lent 14:Our Choice

by Candace Lilyquist Readings: Psalm 95, Exodus 16:1-8, Colossians 1:15-23 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of [a] your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and...

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Lent 13: Source of Life

by Matt Zemanick Readings: Psalm 128, Ezekiel 36:22-32, John 7:53—8:11 Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will summon the grain and...

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Lent 12: Alarm-Clock Lesson

Samantha Marquart Readings: Psalm 128, Isaiah 65:17-25, Romans 4:6-13 Sometimes on Sunday mornings, I hit snooze on my alarm four or five times before I get out of bed. I wake up fairly early during the week, and those weekend days are my ‘catch-up’ days. I’ll try to figure out...

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Lent 11: The Cross

by Andy Weaver Readings: Psalm 128, Numbers 21:4-9, Hebrews 3:1-6 We tend to think of the desert as a hostile place, a wasteland.  We are liable to think of it as devoid of life or diversity, if we do think of the flora and fauna we tend think of cacti...

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Lent 10: Trust

by Faith Korbel Readings: Psalm 121, Isaiah 51:4-8, Luke 7:1-10 When I first saw my assigned passage from Psalms, I couldn’t help but feel like I lucked out – writing this devotion was going to be a breeze! How can you not be inspired by beautiful and comforting reminders such...

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Lent 9: Mercy

by Christiana Lundholm Readings: Psalm 121, Micah 7:18-20, Romans 3:21-31 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in showing clemency. He will again have compassion upon us; he...

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Lent 8-our ascension

by Mike Anderson Readings: Psalm 121, Isaiah 51:1-3, 2 Timothy 1:3-7 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not...

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