Tagged: Lent

Christ Was Guilty, We Are Blamelessa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Easter will be here sooner than you think! Ash Wednesday falls on March 5 this year, and Easter comes six short weeks later, on April 20. How will you help everyone in your church prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection victory? This year, CTA’s theme for Easter preparation is The Shepherd, the…

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Jesus Is Crucified — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

 Editor’s note: This brief devotion is adapted slightly from Journey to the Cross, a journal designed to provoke reflection and prayer in the 40 days of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. If you use it, plan time for discussion. (Hint: you may want to provide paper, asking participants to jot down their responses to…

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Jesus Enters Jerusalem — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

 Editor’s note: This brief devotion is adapted slightly from Journey to the Cross, a journal designed to provoke reflection and prayer in the 40 days of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. If you use it, plan time for discussion. (Hint: you may want to provide paper, asking participants to jot down their responses to…

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Welcome to the Father’s House! — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

 Editor’s note: This brief devotion is adapted slightly from Journey to the Cross, a journal designed to provoke reflection and prayer in the 40 days of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. If you use it, plan time for discussion. (Hint: you may want to provide paper, asking participants to jot down their responses to…

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Jesus Raises Lazarus — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

 Editor’s note: This brief devotion is adapted slightly from Journey to the Cross, a journal designed to provoke reflection and prayer in the 40 days of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. If you use it, plan time for discussion. (Hint: you may want to provide paper, asking participants to jot down their responses to…

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No Greater Mercy — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: In the weeks of early spring, Christians around the world prepare their hearts to celebrate the victory over sin and death God won for us in the sacrifice of his Son on Calvary’s cross and in Jesus’ empty tomb. This devotion is shortened and adapted from a sermon in the No Greater Love…

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No Greater Sacrifice–a free devotion for Easter preparation

Editor’s note: In the weeks of early spring, Christians around the world prepare their hearts to celebrate the victory over sin and death God won for us in the sacrifice of his Son on Calvary’s cross and in Jesus’ empty tomb. This devotion is shortened and adapted from a sermon in the No Greater Love…

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40 Days of Repentance & Hope: Getting Ready for Easter

Most liturgical churches around the world set aside the 40 days leading up to Easter to help their members prepare to celebrate Resurrection Day. This 40-day period is called “Lent” and begins on Ash Wednesday–February 13 in 2013. Most nonliturgical churches forego Lent, while nonetheless helping members prepare for Resurrection Day in other ways. Whether you…

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No Greater LoveA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: On February 14, many people around the world celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. One day earlier, on February 13, Christians around the world who follow the liturgical calendar begin the process of prayer and repentance called Lent–a 40-day observance that culminates in the celebration of Jesus’ Easter victory over sin and death. Both days (Valentine’s Day…

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Humble Majesty

And being found in human form, [Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8 When Queen Elizabeth II visited the United States, she came in majestic fashion. She brought 4000 pounds of luggage, including two outfits for every occasion, a mourning outfit in case someone…

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