Tag Archives: Jesus

Liminal Saturday

John 19:38-42 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing ...

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A Place Prepared – Lenten Devotional

After Moses and Aaron work with God to free the Israelites from Egypt, and God has given the 10 commandments to Moses for the people of Israel, God then gives Moses the task of making the Tabernacle or tent of meeting. Essentially, this portable tent, is God’s place among his people. The 10 commandments are placed in an ark, which ...

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To Guide You Out Of Sin

2 1-2 I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world’s. 2-3 Here’s how we can be ...

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5 Creative Ways for Students to Share Love on Valentines Day

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork

Teenagers LOVE Valentines day. They love to give valentines and they love to receive valentines. But for some students, being single on Valentine’s day can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. The single students can feel left out when it comes to their peers’ social media postings of massive teddy bears and carnations. Some begin to think that they are ...

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Free curriculum resource.

What You Believe Doesn't Matter

I just realized that I’ve had an unused curriculum resource just wasting away on the shelf. It’s a little old, but it doesn’t look old like that Petra Praise VHS does sitting next to your used-once-can’t-be-used-again Nooma DVDs. It’s pretty comprehensive too, weighing in at about 1,189 weeks of material. That’s nearly 23 years of quality curriculum. It’s the Bible. ...

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Shadows Darkness & Dawn .:. Group Lenten Journey

I was recently given a copy of the UpperRoom’s new Lenten devotional book “Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn.” If you are like me, the daily devotionals usually go about three months then fade away with a new season of the year. So the practice of doing a period devotional piece appeals to me. When looking at this book resource I couldn’t ...

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Calling Out For Mercy- God With Us

I enjoyed listening to my intern preach a couple of weeks ago. Her text was Luke 17:11-19: the story of Jesus healing 10 lepers. Something struck me this time as I listened to this very familiar story: The lepers were standing off at a distance, as the law required, as they “called out” to Jesus,  “Jesus, Master, have mercy on ...

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