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Sixth Tuesday in Lent Devotion

Perfect Timing Sixth Tuesday in Lent - March 30, 2021 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5) LSB 454 Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (Verse 2 of this week's hymn served as inspi...

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Sixth Wednesday in Lent Devotion

The Sheep and the Shepherd Sixth Wednesday in Lent - March 31, 2021 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want (Psalm 23:1) LSB 454 Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (Verse 3 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) Shepherd. This very simple, almost elementary word, portrays a meaning for us as sinful, yet forgiven people. T...

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Sixth Saturday in Lent Devotion

How Much is Enough? Sixth Saturday in Lent - March 27, 2021 "Jesus looked at His disciples and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" (Matthew 19:26) LSB 425 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Verse 4 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) At various times in the Gospels, people come up to...

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Sixth Sunday in Lent Devotion

The 'Te Deum' Overture Sixth Sunday in Lent - March 28, 2021 'Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.' (Isaiah 52:9-10) LSB 454 S...

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Sixth Monday in Lent Devotion

Sixth Monday in Lent - March 29, 2021 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." He redeemed us in order that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. (Galatians 3:13-14) LSB 454 Si...

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Sixth Wednesday in Lent Devotion

"Love so Amazing, so divine" Sixth Wednesday in Lent - March 24, 2021 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7) LSB 425 When I Survey the Wo...

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Fifth Tuesday in Lent Devotion

By His Wounds Fifth Tuesday in Lent - March 23, 2021 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." (John 20:27) But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and wi...

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Fifth Monday in Lent devotion

The Essence of Value Fifth Monday in Lent - March 22, 2021 "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world." (Galatians 6:14) LSB 425 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Verse 2 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) If I were to say to you,...

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Fifth Sunday in Lent Devotion

The Greatest Gain from the Biggest Loser Fifth Sunday in Lent - March 21, 2021 'But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.' (Philippians 3:7) LSB 425 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) Throughout human history we have observed that life is a process of reaching and maint...

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Fifth Wednesday in Lent Devotion

Our Story Fifth Wednesday in Lent - March 17, 2021 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-49; Luke 24:1-12) LSB 438 A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth (Verse 4 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) We all have a story; e...

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Fourth Tuesday in Lent Devotion

A Worthy Prayer Fourth Tuesday in Lent - March 16, 2021 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance ...

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Fourth Friday in Lent Devotion

Fourth Friday in Lent - March 12, 2021 Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1) LSB 440 Jesus, Will I Ponder Now (Verse 6 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) The difficulties of serving God abound in this world, but the Christi...

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Fourth Sunday in Lent Devotion

Fourth Sunday in Lent - March 14, 2021 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) LSB 438 A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) Behold the Lamb! Not quite the introduction expecte...

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Fourth Monday in Lent Devotion

Sent and Willingly Went Fourth Monday in Lent - March 15, 2021 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32) 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will...

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Fourth Wednesday in Lent Devotion

Cause and Termination Fourth Wednesday in Lent - March 10, 2021 But nowthe righteousness of Godhas been manifested apart from the law, althoughthe Law and the Prophets bear witness to itthe righteousness of Godthrough faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.For there is no distinction:forall have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,and are justifiedb...

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Third Tuesday in Lent Devotion

Living Christ Third Tuesday in Lent - March 9, 2021 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;andwalk in love, just as Christ alsolovedyou andgave Himself up for us, anoffering and a sacrifice to Godas afragrant aroma. (Ephesians 5:1-2) LSB 440 Jesus, Will I Ponder Now (Verse 4 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's dev...

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Third Monday in Lent Devotion

Make Me See Third Monday in Lent - March 8, 2021 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:5) LSB 440 Jesus, Will I Ponder Now (Verse 2 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Early in Jesus' earthly ministry, he went up ...

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Third Sunday in Lent Devotion

Third Sunday in Lent - March 7, 2021 t is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) LSB 440 Jesus, Will I Ponder Now (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) Before my career in the U.S. military began,...

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Third Friday in Lent Devotion

Love over Fear and Anxiety Third Friday in Lent - March 5, 2021 " for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." (2 Timothy 1:7) LSB 430 My Song Is Love Unknown (Verse 7 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) What are you looking for in your life? What are you looking for to give you some meaning...

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Third Saturday in Lent Devotion

Third Saturday in Lent - March 6, 2021 57When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.59And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud60andlaid it in his own new tomb,which he had cut in the rock. And ...

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Third Thursday in Lent Devotion

Third Thursday in Lent - March 4, 2021 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers,glorified his servantJesus, whomyou delivered over anddenied in the presence of Pilate,when he had decided to release him.But you deniedthe Holy andRighteous One, andasked for a murderer to be granted to you,and you killedthe Author of life,whom God rai...

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Third Wednesday in Lent Devotion

Third Wednesday in Lent - March 3, 2021 Behold,my servant shall act wisely;he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted 14As many were astonished at youhis appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind 15soshall he sprinkle[b]many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not b...

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Second Tuesday in Lent Devotion

Second Tuesday in Lent - March 2, 2021 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing t...

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Second Monday in Lent Devotion

Second Monday in Lent - March 1, 2021 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8) LSB 430 ...

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Second Saturday in Lent Devotion

Life Second Saturday in Lent - February 27, 2021 We wereburied therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just asChrist was raised from the dead bythe glory of the Father, we too might walk innewness of life. (Romans 6:4) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's ...

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Second Sunday in Lent Devotion

Second Sunday in Lent February 28, 2021 'By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.' (Psalm 42:8). LSB 430 My Song Is Love Unknown (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) There is a popular quote that goes like this "Life is a song. Love is the music" and who i...

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Second Friday in Lent Devotion

Thanksgiving Second Friday in Lent - February 26, 2021 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 118:29) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living (The repeated ending of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) In this week's hymn, Christ, the Life of all the Living, each ve...

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Second Thursday in Lent Devotion

With His Wounds We are Healed Second Thursday in Lent - February 25, 2021 But he was pierced for our transgressions;he was crushed for our iniquities upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living (Verse 4 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion...

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Second Wednesday in Lent Devotion

Willingness Second Wednesday in Lent - February 24, 2021 6Forwhile we were still weak, at the right timeChrist died for the ungodly.7For one will scarcely die for a righteous personthough perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die8butGod shows his love for us in thatwhile we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9Since, therefore,we have no...

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First Tuesday in Lent Devotion

First Tuesday in Lent - February 23, 2021 Surely, he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All...

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First Monday in Lent Devotion

With His Wounds First Monday in Lent - February 22, 2021 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living (Verse 2 of this week's hymn serves as inspiration for today's devotio...

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First Sunday in Lent Devotion

First Sunday in Lent February 21, 2021 'For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.' (Psalm 86:13) LSB 420 Christ, the Life of All the Living (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) One of the scariest movies I had ever seen as a child was the 195...

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First Saturday in Lent Devotion

It's a Journey First Saturday in Lent - February 20, 2021 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receivethe crown of life,which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12) LSB 418 - O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days (Verse 4 of this week's hymn serves as inspiration for today's devot...

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First Thursday in Lent Devotion

Second Second Day in Lent February 18, 2021 'And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.' (Matthew 3:2). LSB 418 - LSB 418 - O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days (Verse 1 of this week's hymn served as inspiration for today's devotion.) I remember growing up during the 1960s in an Irish Catholic family and the importance my family stressed upon 'givi...

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First Friday in Lent Devotion

Every Word First Friday in Lent - February 19, 2021 But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4) LSB 418 - O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days (Verse 2 of this week's hymn serves as inspiration for today's devotion) The world tries to deny the pow...

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Ash Wednesday Devotion

A Worthy Prayer Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021 Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in a...

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