Lenten Devotion – Saturday

John 19:38-42 Both Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were considered secret disciples of Christ because they were afraid of the Jews. After His crucifixion, though, it seemed they no longer cared who knew about their love for the Master. As I prayed about this passage and meditated on it I thought of how much I…

Lenten Devotion – Friday

John 19:28-37 By Lucynda Caceres It was time. All the things that Jesus had to do before the Scriptures were fulfilled had been accomplished. It was time to drink from the bitter cup of death and suffering. Just the night before, Jesus had prayed to His Father to remove this cup from Him, but now…

Lenten Devotion – Thursday

John 19:16b-27 By Wendy King What’s in a title? What’s in a name? It really is all about percep- tion. Are we given our titles? Do we earn them? Do we give them to ourselves? As Jesus hung on the cross, they mockingly labeled him “King of the Jews.” In His case, the title t….

Lenten Devotion – Wednesday

John 19:1-16a By Kathleen Morris When I read this passage, my first thought was, “We’ve read this hundreds of times. What can I write that hasn’t been said many times?” After praying about it, God gave me the thought to focus on Pilate. Huh? I looked at commentary by William Barclay that got me on…

Lenten Devotional – Tuesday

John 18:28-40 By Eddie Hicks The passage for today is the account of Jesus before Pilate and contains many questions asked by both Jesus and Pilate. Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus responds with a question, “Is that your own idea or did you talk to others about me?” If…

Lenten Luncheon – Monday

John 18:19-24 By Pam Harrah Some days it seems like I answer the same question over and over and over. Whether the question is from my boss, an employee or my kids, after the tenth time answering the same question I just want to scream, “I’ve already answered your question!” I tend to lose my…

Lenten Devotional – Sunday

John 18:15-18, 25-27 By Steve Sellers Much has been preached and taught about Peter’s threefold denial of Jesus. The same Peter who said Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the living God. The same Peter who would cut off the ear of Malchus, in the garden, to defend Jesus. But, here, in this moment,…

Lenten Devotional – Saturday

John 18:1-14 By Jeff LaRoche Have you ever seen a Dad playing ball or wrestling with his young kids? Pretending to try his hardest, he usually ends up losing the game or getting “knocked out” in the match. Out of love, the Dad holds back just enough to let his child win. He was always in control…

Lenten Devotional – Friday

John 17:20-26 By Roxanne Wiggins Love and unity are two powerful forces that come together through relationship. The Scriptures, we read today, remind us Jesus and His Father are one. They are in unity; “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you” (John 17:21)….

Lenten Devotional – Thursday

John 17:6-19 By BJ Dillard When is the last time you took real time to pause life? I find it is becoming increasingly difficult in today’s cultural climate to slowdown and pause, even for a moment, and take real time to reflect upon the beauty and complexities of the world around us. In today’s passage…

Lenten Devotional – Wednesday

John 17:1-5 By Pam Hicks In John 17 we are privileged to listen in as God the Son converses with God the Father. In verses 1-5, Jesus prays a prayer of consecration of Himself for the sacrifice at Calvary. Jesus begins by looking up toward heaven and praying, “the hour has come.” Interesting to note…

Lenten Devotional – Tuesday

John 16:16-33 By Anonymous “I’m almost done.” “Be there in a minute.” “This won’t take but a sec.” “I should get there in a little while.” Why is it the people on the receiving end of these comments always think time moves so slowly, repeatedly asking, “How long will you be?” “How long will this…