John 19:38-42 ============= [38] After all this, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple who kept his faith a secret for fear of the Jewish officials, made a request to Pilate for the body of Jesus. Pilate granted his request, and Joseph retrieved the body. [39] Nicodemus, who first came to Jesus under the cloak of darkness, […]

Lent Devotional Tuesday of Holy Week Today’s Old Testament Reading: Psalm 71:1-12 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the […]

Lent Devotional – Good Friday Today is Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution. The reading below describes his appearance before Pontius Pilate. For the complete Good Friday story, read John 18-19 on Bible Gateway. Today’s Prayer Today’s Scripture Reading: John 18-19 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples […]

Readings for Lent and Easter Genesis 22:1-14 =============== [22:1] After a period of time, God decided to put Abraham to the test. Eternal One: Abraham! Abraham: I am right here. Eternal One: [2] Take your son, your only son Isaac whom I know you love deeply, and go to the land of Moriah. When you […]

Readings for Lent and EasterJames 5:13-18 ============= [13] Are any in your community suffering? They should pray. Are any celebrating? They should sing praises to God. [14] Are any sick? They should call the elders of your church and ask them to pray. They will gather around and anoint them with oil in the name […]

Lent Devotional – Maundy Thursday Today’s Old Testament Reading: Exodus 12:1-14 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take […]

Lent Devotional – Wednesday of Holy Week Today’s Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9 The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not […]