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Lenten Devotions – March 4, 2016

Genesis 47:1–26; 1 Corinthians 9:16–27; Mark 6:47–56 “For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge…”
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Lenten Devotions – March 3, 2016

Genesis 46:1–7, 28–34; 1 Corinthians 9:1–15; Mark 6:30–46 “The apostles returned to Jesus, and told Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while” (Mark 6:30–31). If there is one thing most of us today are missing, it is
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Lenten Devotions – March 2, 2016

Genesis 45:16–28; 1 Corinthians 8:1–13; Mark 6:13–29 “Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that ‘an idol has no real existence,’ and that ‘there is no God but one.’ For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—yet for us there is one God, the Father, from
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Lenten Devotions – March 1, 2016

Genesis 45:1–15; 1 Corinthians 7:32–40; Mark 6:1–13 “And Joseph said, ‘I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life … so it was not you who sent me here, but
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Lenten Devotions – February 29, 2016

Genesis 44:18–34; 1 Corinthians 7:25-31; Mark 5:21–43 “For the form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31). There are days when we wish that this were true—that the form of this world is passing away and Jesus will come again—soon! We get impatient, at times, with this old world that seems so full
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The Daily Lectionary – February 28, 2016

Genesis 44:1–17; Romans 8:1–10; John 5:25–29 The cup was found in Benjamin’s sack but his brothers admitted their guilt. They seem to have done nothing wrong. Indeed, they were innocent of this crime but they knew themselves to be guilty of even larger sins before God. Their guilt about what they had done to Joseph
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Lenten Devotions – February 27, 2016

Genesis 43:16–34; 1 Corinthians 7:10–24; Mark 5:1–20 “And as Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus refused, and said to him, ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and
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Lenten Devotions – February 26, 2016

Genesis 43:1–15; 1 Corinthians 7:1–9; Mark 4:35–41 “But Jesus was in the stern of the boat, asleep on the cushion; and the disciples awoke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, do you not care if we perish?’ And He awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased,
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