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Showing posts from January 22, 2012

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 | EPIPHANY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY YEAR B Old Testament Jonah 3:1–5, 10 Psalm Psalm 62:5–12 New Testament 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 Gospel Mark 1:14–20 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Emergency It started out a lazy Saturday morning. All of the boxes were unpacked, but we still had much work to do after the move into our first home. After my first cup of coffee, I decided to hang the new doors between the kitchen and the den. We took out the sliding glass doors and were replacing them with some wooden ones. I didn’t want to take the chance of one of my small boys walking through the glass and getting hurt like my Dad had several years earlier. We had an industrial fire extinguisher on the wall next to the doors. This was a central location in the house, and we thought it was a good idea to have the extinguisher near the kitchen. We removed the doors, replaced the tracks and took the new doors out of the box. Now came the big moment: I was positioning the first door in its place, the whole family gathered around to see how it would look. I had some trouble fitting it into place. I applied pressure, and the door jumped out of the track and hit the fire extinguis…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 22 JESUS SAVES! Priscilla J. Owens, 1829–1907 Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. (Psalm 96:2, 3) The heart of the Christian gospel is a person, not a church or a system of doctrinal interpretation. To evangelize is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ—that He came to this world, died for our sins, and was raised from the grave according to the Scriptures. And, as the reigning Lord, He now meets every human need with His forgiveness of sins and the indwelling gift of His Holy Spirit to all who repent and believe. Today, however, many false teachers claim that God speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Those who believe this do not consider a personal faith in the person and work of Christ to be essential. We must reject as derogatory to our Lord and His gospel every teaching that makes this boast. The Bible is dogmatic: “For there is one God a…