Lenten Devotion for March 20, 2019

1 Corinthians 10:1–4 (NRSV)10 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. Theophany.That is a five dollar word about an appearance of a deity to humanity.  Christophany.That is the way we describe an appearance of the pre-incarnated Christ … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 20, 2019

Lenten Devotion for March 19, 2019

Isaiah 55:1–3 (NRSV) 55 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3 Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant,my steadfast, sure love for David. One of my favorite pieces … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 19, 2019

Lenten Devotion for March 18, 2019

Psalm 63:1–8 (NRSV) 1 O God, you are my God, I seek you,my soul thirsts for you;my flesh faints for you,as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,beholding your power and glory.3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,my lips will praise you.4 So I will bless you as long as I live;I will lift up my hands and call on your name.5 My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,and my mouth praises you with joyful lips6 when I think of you on my … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 18, 2019

Lenten Devotion for March 16, 2019

Psalm 139:23–24(NLT) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious thoughts.24 Point out anything in me that offends you,and lead me along the path of everlasting life. I pray this daily as part of my devotion time. It is a gut check for me. The NLT translates the second part of the 23rd verse as “test me and know my anxious thoughts” which is always troubling to pray. The last thing I want is a test from God! I prefer to receive a blessing instead. Don’t you? And yet there it is day after day staring … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 16, 2019

Lenten Devotion for March 14, 2019

Scripture Passage: Luke 13:31–35 (NRSV) 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work.33 Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 14, 2019

Lenten Devotion for March 13, 2019

Scripture Lesson – Philippians 3:17–4:1 (NRSV) 17 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. 18 For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. 19 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform the body of our humiliation that … Continue reading Lenten Devotion for March 13, 2019