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Prayer, Thought for Today

Heaven Father, I bless and thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit that talks to me of Your righteousness. Thank You that I can be a representative and child of You the Living God. I bless You this Lord's Day and worship You with all of my heart, mind and soul. To those that do not know You through Jesus, I pray that they come to repentance so that they can worship, pray and become children and representatives of You the Living God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 | LENT SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT Old Testament Isaiah 49:5–9a Psalm Psalm 25 New Testament 1 Thessalonians 4:1–7 Gospel Matthew 15:21–28 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Gethsemane And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (Luke 22:44) The other gospel writers don’t mention the physical effects of Jesus’ night in the Garden, that He had “great drops of blood” fall from his brow to the ground, but Luke did. A detail a doctor was likely to notice. Throughout history, there have been reported cases of hematidrosis, a bloody sweat that emits from the forehead of a person under extreme emotional stress. When the tiny blood vessels of the forehead rupture from the stress, it combines with sweat and forms the bloody sweat. The stress would have to be intense for hematidrosis to occur. A stress like facing death. But Dr. Luke does not report a bloody sweat dripping from Jesus’ brow, he says there were “great drops of blood.” The blood was already coagulated. The Greek word Luke used that is translated “great drops” can also be translated clots. The stress Jesus experience…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 4 WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE Words and Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1838–1876 The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. (John 6:63) One of the basic precepts of the Sunday school movement has always been that God’s Word must be carefully and systematically studied by believers of all ages. Study it carefully, think of it prayerfully, Till in your heart its precepts dwell; Slight not its history, ponder its mystery, None can e’er prize it too fondly or well. —Unknown One of the earnest concerns of many present leaders is the biblical ignorance of so many church people. Often precious Sunday school time is spent in teaching everything but the Bible itself. Yet the churches that do teach the Scriptures diligently and apply their teachings to modern living are the churches that are experiencing the greatest growth. We never outgrow our need for the Bible; it becomes more helpful to us with the years. We must also realize that God’s truth revealed to us is ne…