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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Faithful- Not Great or Powerful

Thursday, March 22 Faithful – Not Great or Powerful Dennis Moles Day 33—Read Luke 21   It’s easy to become discouraged, especially when there seems to be such inequality and a lack of justice in the world. On a societal level we wonder why the good die young and nice...

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Whose Inscription is on You? – Lent Day 32

Wednesday, March 21 Whose Inscription is on You? Mark Pietscher Day 32—Read Luke 20   The United States was born from a revolution which began mainly because of taxes levied by a foreign government. Taxation is one law that affects almost every individual, and therefore is watched very closely by almost...

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Uniquely Equipped – Lent Day 29

Saturday, March 17 Uniquely Equipped Jessie Montoya Day 29—Read Luke 19 I’ve never been the neatest person. My mom used to refer to me as “Messy Jessie”. One of my least favorite chores was cleaning my room, which was admittedly, usually a disaster. I would be sent to my room...

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