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Lenten Devotions – February 24, 2016

Genesis 42:18–28; 1 Corinthians 5:9–6:11; Mark 4:1-20 “Jesus said, ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path…other seed fell on rocky ground … other seed fell among thorns … and other seed fell on good soil ….’ And he said, ‘He who has ears to hear,
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Lenten Devotions – February 23, 2016

Genesis 42:1–17; 1 Corinthians 5:1–8; Mark 3:19b-35 “And Jesus replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers? Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.’” (Mark 3:33, 35) Do you remember the story? Jesus’ family had heard that so many were coming to hear Him that he could not even
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Lenten Devotions – February 22, 2016

Genesis 41:46-57; 1 Corinthians 4:8–21; Mark 3:7–19a Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. During the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth abundantly, he gathered up all the food of the seven years … and stored up food in the cities. And Joseph stored up grain
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The Daily Lectionary – February 21, 2016

Genesis 41:14–45; Romans 6:3–14; John 5:19–24 Joseph’s life could have been spent in the pits. His brothers threw him into a pit, sold him into slavery, and left him to the memory of the dead. But God lifted him up and made him a servant in Potiphar’s house where he was wrongfully accused and thrown
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Lenten Devotions – February 20, 2016

Genesis 41:1–13; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Mark 2:23–3:6 “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1 Cor 4:1-2). Most of us like to think of ourselves as “servants of Christ,” but how often do
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Lenten Devotions – February 19, 2016

Genesis 40:1–23; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Mark 2:13–22 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? … For God’s temple is holy, and that temple is you” (1 Cor 3:16, 17b). No, most of us do not know that we are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells
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Lenten Devotions – February 18, 2016

Genesis 39:1–23; 1 Corinthians 2:14–3:15; Mark 2:1-12 “And they came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic, carried by four men … and when they removed the roof above Jesus, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith … he said, ‘My son, your sins are forgiven … rise,
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Lenten Devotions – February 17, 2016

Genesis 37:25–36; I Corinthians 2:1-13; Mark 1:29–45 “When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and
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