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Daily Devotions

And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.” vss. 11-12 Mark 1:9-15 Mark is a “bare bones” gospel. As the first to be written it charts Jesus’ ministry from baptism through resurrection, but leaves the teaching and parables to Matthew and Luke. Here Jesus gets no time at all to bask in the glory of his baptismal experience–immediately he is…

Daily Devotions

1 John 3:1-3 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” vs. 1 There is a lot of talk about identity in these times. We’ve learned, sometimes painfully, that it’s possible to have our identity stolen, and that we need to have many layers of protection to be safe. But after the available safeguards have been put in place, many wonder about identity in a more…

Daily Devotions: March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020                                                                                                                        John 3:14-17 … “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” vs. 16 Sometimes the Gospel of John can be a bit disconcerting. Jesus sounds different, more divine than human, and we can have a hard time getting used to the change in voice. In this third chapter, for instance, what begins as a conversation with Nicodemus…

Daily Devotions: January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019 To read full passage click: Luke 3:21-22 …“And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’” vs. 22b It didn’t take long for early Christians to search out the presumed baptismal place of Jesus and erect churches as close to the Jordan as they could. Early pilgrims could come to this site and remember their own baptisms with prayers and a dip in the water. Presumably it would…