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Lent Scripture Reading for March 30

Posted by Greg Hartnett on

Today's Passage John 17:6–19 6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 29

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

Today's Passage John 17:1–5 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 28

Posted by Linda Boyles on

Today's Passage John 18:28–40 28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate came out...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 27

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:24–29 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 26

Posted by Lexi and Evan Sharp on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:21–23 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 25

Posted by Ruth Zschoche on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:15–20 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 24

Posted by John Goodale on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:13–14 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Questions for Reflection 1...

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The Truth

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

Jesus' trial before Pilate reveals the conflict of kingdoms that has traumatized human life since it's beginning. Pilate and the Sanhedrin use force motivated by fear in order to maintain their grip on power. But Jesus does not do this. Bystanders would have described Jesus as the weak one and...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 23

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:7–12 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 22

Posted by Andy Morrison on

Today's Passage Matthew 7:1–6 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no...

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