What Do You Hope For? – Lent Day 40

Friday, March 30 What Do You Hope For? Mark Pietscher Day 40—Read Luke 24   Early that first Easter Sunday morning, when the women took spices to the tomb they were prepared to find a corpse, but what did they hope for? The disciples did not believe the women’s story, but...

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Thursday, March 29 Don’t Just Sit There Chad Vitarelli Day 39—Read Mark 16 My reaction time often leaves something to be desired. For example, when Ben was a baby we lived in Southern New Jersey. Hayley’s mom would travel from Grand Rapids to come and help care for her  grandson....

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Preparing for Easter Celebration!

Seder Meal – Thursday March 29th 7:00 pm at Bella Vista Church We will have the opportunity to walk through a modern view of the Passover meal that Jesus celebrated with His disciples.  Complete with a seat at the table, matzo bread, hand washing, and guided by a Jewish Believer.  Join us...

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Barabbas – Lent Day 38

Wednesday, March 28 Barabbas Sarah Carlson Day 38—Read Luke 23   They take me to the courtyard to stand in front of the people. I know my sentence, it’s fair to say it’s equal to my crimes: Blood for blood. Why wouldn’t it be? Let me be ashes to ashes,...

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Free Him – Lent Day 37

Tuesday, March 27 Free Him Chris Lemke Day 37—Read Mark 15   “Wanting to satisfy the crowd…” – Mark 15:15   Those words describing Pilate’s decision to crucify Jesus are most interesting. Historical accounts of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, color him as more of an antagonist of the Jews,...

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God with Us – Lent Day 36

Monday, March 26 God with Us Sharen Kreitsch Day 36—Read Luke 22   Jesus is about to gather with His dearest earthly friends for the last earthly Passover meal they will celebrate together. As Jesus looks forward to this Passover meal, He uses particular words that set it apart from...

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Gethsemane – Lent Day 35

Saturday, March 24 Gethsemane Jennifer Hunter Day 35—Read Mark 14   Was Gethsemane a manicured garden or a rugged orchard? Did they walk three minutes or ten? Were His words clear or did His throat choke? “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death: remain here and watch with me.”...

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Birth Pains – Lent Day 34

Friday, March 23 Birth Pains Jeff Olson Day 34—Read Mark 13   I will never forget, as a young EMT in training, the first time I witnessed a woman giving birth. I couldn’t tell you the mother’s name. But etched in my memory are her cries of pain as she...

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