Posts Categorized: Lent

2019 Lenten Devotional: Awakening to God’s Beauty

  A Lenten invitation to pray with art | Presbyterians Today About the devotional To see Jesus with the heart is know that in the long run his kind of life is the only life worth living. To see Jesus with the heart is not only to believe in him but little by little become… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Holy Saturday/Great Vigil of Easter, March 31

  The Prophets and Passion Week: A little while longer Isaiah 53:9 • They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Luke 23:50–53 • Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Good Friday, March 30

  The Prophets and Passion Week: Light turns to darkness Isaiah 53:12 • . . . because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressor; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. How can the day when Jesus died be called Good Friday? The events… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Maundy Thursday, March 29

  The Prophets and Passion Week: Remembering Exodus 12:43–47 • The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: This is the ordinance for the passover: no foreigner shall eat of it, but any slave who has been purchased may eat of it after he has been circumcised; no bound or hired servant may eat of it…. Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28

  The Prophets and Passion Week: Against all odds — pray Mark 14:1–2 • It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; for they said, “Not during the festival, or there… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

The stone A Revised Common Lectionary resource for April 1 by Magdalena I. García They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ – Mark 16:3 Read the full lectionary passage here The stone falls from the hand of an accuser and refuses… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27

  The Prophets and Passion Week: It’s not too late Daniel 11:31 • Forces sent by him shall occupy and profane the temple and fortress. They shall abolish the regular burnt offering and set up the abomination that makes desolate. Matthew 24:15 • So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place,… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Monday of Holy Week, March 26

  The Prophets and Passion Week: A little housecleaning Matthew 21:13 • He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.’ ” Jesus entered the temple and was outraged by what he saw. Status and wealth determined one’s offering… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Palm/Passion Sunday: March 25

  The Prophets and Passion Week: A grand entrance Zechariah 9:9 • Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Luke 19:29–30 • When he had come near… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Fifth Week in Lent: Saturday, March 24

  The Prophets and the Miracles of Jesus: Proof positive Isaiah 35:5–6 • Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. Luke 7:22 • And he answered them, “Go and… Read more »