2013 Lenten Blog

March 31, 2013 – Resurrection

Luke 24: 1-12 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this,...

March 30, 2013 – A Lenten Practice of Presence

Matthew 27:57-66 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a...

March 28, 2013 – Christ the Victor

Mark 16:1-6 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to...

March 27, 2013 – One Bag Lethargy

Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Bags of Gold NIV Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his...

March 26, 2013 – Betrayal

Matthew 26: 14-16 Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus 14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From...

March 25 – Serving for Jesus

John 13:3-17 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4got up from the table,* took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash...

March 24, 2013 – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Mark 14:3-9 (NIV)  While Jesus was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard.  She broke the jar and poured the perfume on His head. Some of those...

March 23, 2013 – Cleansing the Temple of God

Matthew 21:12-16: And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.  He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of...

March 21, 2013 – Children and Jesus

"Then the little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.' And He laid His hands on them...

March 22, 2013 – Redemption

Luke 19: 1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead...

March 20, 2013 – Expectations of God

John 12:12-15 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of...

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