devotion 4-14-14

Good Morning! Mark 11:12-25 12On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. … [Read more…]

Devotion, 4-12-14

Good Morning! Luke 19:28-44 28After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find … [Read more…]

Devotion 4-11-14

Good Morning – Continuing today with our break from John to explore Holy Week in the “other” gospels. We move today, in Matthew, from the triumphant entry into Jerusalem, with palm branches waving, to the courts of the temple: Matthew 21:12-17 12 Then Jesus entered the temple* and drove out all who were selling and … [Read more…]

Devotion 4 – 10 – 14

Dear Friends, as we have stayed with John up to the point where Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus have laid Jesus in the tomb, it seems that we should hold on moving forward into the day of resurrection until Easter. I have been amazed that with no intent or planning we moved into the story … [Read more…]

Devotion 4-9-14, John 19:38 – 42

Good Morning! John 19:38-42 38 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. 39Nicodemus, who had at first … [Read more…]

Devotion 4-8-14, John 19:31 – 37

Good Morning! John 19:31-37 31Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. 32Then the soldiers … [Read more…]

Devotion 4-7-14, John 19:28 – 30

Good Monday Morning! John 19:28-30 28After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. … [Read more…]

devotion 4-5-14, John 19:25 – 27

Good afternoon! I apologize for getting this out so late – I was at the church rummage sale before daylight this morning! We had a good sale – thanks to all of you who brought things, and to those of you who bought things or sent your neighbors over! The money will go to our … [Read more…]

Devotion 4-4-14

Good Morning! John 19:16b-25a 16Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; 17and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, … [Read more…]

Devotion 4 – 3 – 14, John 19:8 – 16

Good Morning! John 19:8 – 16a 8 Now when Pilate heard this, he was more afraid than ever. 9He entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, ‘Where are you from?’ But Jesus gave him no answer. 10Pilate therefore said to him, ‘Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have … [Read more…]