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LENT 2019 - Friday, April 12

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Jeremiah 31:33. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  When God first gave the Law to Israel, it...

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LENT 2019 - Thursday, April 11

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Psalm 105:4. Search for the Lord and his strength; continually seek his face. This verse, which highlights God’s strength, brings me comfort. It lets me know that I am never alone. This verse reminds us that it’s okay to need God’s help and support and encourages us to...

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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, April 10

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Daniel 3:27-28. Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants who trusted in him. They disobeyed the king’s command and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own...

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LENT 2019 - Tuesday, April 9

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Numbers 21:8-9. And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.’ These two verses, standing alone, were confusing to me, before I read the preceding verses for the background.   During...

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LENT 2019 - Monday, April 8

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Psalm 23:5-6. You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over. Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. The thoughts...

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LENT 2019 - Saturday, April 6

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John 8:31-32. Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ Especially in today’s world, it can be hard for some to imagine that following a...

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LENT 2019 - Friday, April 5

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Wisdom 2:23. For God created us for incorruption, and made us in the image of his own eternity. Every day, humans create. Art, music, literature, film projects, cuisine, advertisements, architecture, new businesses, technology -the list goes on. Our lives are imbued with the first words of...

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LENT 2019 - Thursday, April 4

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John 5:30. Jesus said, ‘I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.’ When I practice Centering Prayer, for a few seconds at a time, I am able to put myself aside. By getting quiet...

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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, April 3

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John 5:25. Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. On initial reading of this passage from Scripture, I first thought that it sounded very apocalyptic, and wondered why it was found in...

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LENT 2019 - Tuesday, April 2

Posted by The Rev. Steve Best on

Ezekiel 47:12. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing. The prophet Ezekiel lived at time when the Hebrew people were living...

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