Posts with the category “lent-devotional-2022”

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Lenten Devotional // Easter
April 17th, 2022
Scripture - John 20:1-18Early in the morning of the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. She ran to...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 40 Holy Saturday
April 16th, 2022
Matthew 27:57-66That evening a man named Joseph came. He was a rich man from Arimathea who had become a disciple of Jesus. He came to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission to ta...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 39 Good Friday
April 15th, 2022
Mark 15:1-47At daybreak, the chief priests—with the elders, legal experts, and the whole Sanhedrin—formed a plan. They bound Jesus, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, ...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 38 Maundy Thusday
April 14th, 2022
Mark 14:32-42Jesus and his disciples came to a place called Gethsemane. Jesus said to them, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John along with him. He began to feel despair and was anx...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 37
April 13th, 2022
Mark 14:3-9Jesus was at Bethany visiting the house of Simon, who had a skin disease. During dinner, a woman came in with a vase made of alabaster and containing very expensive perfume of pure nard. Sh...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 36
April 12th, 2022
Mark 11:12-14, 20-25The next day, after leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. From far away, he noticed a fig tree in leaf, so he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 35
April 11th, 2022
Mark 11:12-19The next day, after leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. From far away, he noticed a fig tree in leaf, so he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothin...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Palm Sunday
April 10th, 2022
Luke 19:28-44After Jesus said this, he continued on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.As Jesus came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he gave two disciples a task. He said, “Go into the vill...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 34
April 9th, 2022
John 11:17-45When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was a little less than two miles from Jerusalem. Many Jews had come to comfort Martha and Mar...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 33
April 8th, 2022
John 10:1-18“I assure you that whoever doesn’t enter into the sheep pen through the gate but climbs over the wall is a thief and an outlaw. The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the s...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 32
April 7th, 2022
John 15:1-17“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vineyard keeper. He removes any of my branches that don’t produce fruit, and he trims any branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even ...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 31
April 6th, 2022
John 14:1-6“Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me. My Father’s house has room to spare. If that weren’t the case, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? When I go...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 30
April 5th, 2022
John 8:1-12Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Plac...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 29
April 4th, 2022
John 6:28-40They asked, “What must we do in order to accomplish what God requires?”Jesus replied, “This is what God requires, that you believe in him whom God sent.”They asked, “What miraculous sign w...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Fifth Sunday
April 3rd, 2022
Sunday, April 3THE PRACTICE OF GIVING by Seth BottsReflectionWhy are talks of money so hard? Why do they make me so uncomfortable? In a world where accumulation of resources carries so much social val...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 28
April 2nd, 2022
John 3:1-17There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these mir...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 27
April 1st, 2022
Luke 16:1-13Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate. He called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Giv...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 26
March 31st, 2022
Matthew 25:31-46“Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate the...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 25
March 30th, 2022
Matthew 19:16-30A man approached him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?”Jesus said, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There’s only one who is good. If you want to...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 24
March 29th, 2022
Matthew 6:19-24“Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, wh...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 23
March 28th, 2022
Luke 21:1-4Looking up, Jesus saw rich people throwing their gifts into the collection box for the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow throw in two small copper coins worth a penny. He said, “I a...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Fourth Sunday
March 27th, 2022
ReflectionWhat is the simplest way to be more like Jesus? Being of service. Jesus’s ministry was characterized by consistent care and attention given to others. Although today I can’t expect to have e...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 21
March 25th, 2022
Matthew 8:5-13When Jesus went to Capernaum, a centurion approached, pleading with him, “Lord, my servant is flat on his back at home, paralyzed, and his suffering is awful.”Jesus responded, “I’ll come...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 20
March 24th, 2022
Mark 10:46-52Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 19
March 23rd, 2022
John 4:1-26Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was making more disciples and baptizing more than John (although Jesus’ disciples were baptizing, not Jesus himself).Therefore, he left Ju...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 18
March 22nd, 2022
Mark 2:1-12After a few days, Jesus went back to Capernaum, and people heard that he was at home. So many gathered that there was no longer space, not even near the door. Jesus was speaking the word to...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 17
March 21st, 2022
Mark 5:24b-34A swarm of people were following Jesus, crowding in on him. A woman was there who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a lot under the care of many doctors, and had spent ...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Third Sunday
March 20th, 2022
ReflectionWhen I attended my first Explore Group in the Summer of 2021, I had been attending the church for several months and was existing as simply a consumer of christianity, I was far from an empo...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 16
March 19th, 2022
Matthew 13:44-52“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that somebody hid in a field, which someone else found and covered up. Full of joy, the finder sold everything and bought that field.“Again, t...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 15
March 18th, 2022
Matthew 6:25-34“Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than cloth...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 14
March 17th, 2022
Matthew 5:13-16“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet.You are ...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 13
March 16th, 2022
Matthew 5:1-12Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain. He sat down and his disciples came to him. He taught them, saying:“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven ...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 12
March 15th, 2022
Tuesday, March 15I’VE COME FOR SINNERS by Jeff AllenLuke 5:27-31Afterward, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”Lev...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 11
March 14th, 2022
Monday, March 14RECLAIMING THE TEMPLE by Dave MerrillJohn 2:13-22It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple those who were selling cattle, sheep...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Second Sunday
March 13th, 2022
Sunday, March 13THE PRACTICE OF WORSHIP by Sabra EngelbrechtReflectionWorship is a foundational part of our relationship with God; however, many of us miss the significance of worship, believing it is...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 10
March 12th, 2022
Saturday, March 12THE FIRST MIRACLE by Mike DePopeJohn 2:1-12On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the cele...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 9
March 11th, 2022
Friday, March 11THE CALLING OF PETER by Dave DietrichLuke 5:1-11One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. Jesus saw two boats sitting b...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 8
March 10th, 2022
Thursday, March 10INVITATION by Suzanne BasslerJohn 1:35-50The next day John was standing again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus walking along he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” The two dis...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 7
March 9th, 2022
Wednesday, March 9THE SCRIPTURE IS FULFILLED by Samantha YoderLuke 4:14-22Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside. He taught in...  Read More
by Mike DePope
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Lenten Devotional // Day 6
March 8th, 2022
Tuesday, March 8JESUS IN THE DESERT by Jeff AllenMatthew 4:1-11Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him. After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty night...  Read More
by Mike DePope

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