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Showing posts from April 8, 2012


             Old Testament       Psalm 16
             Psalm       Psalm 150
             New Testament       1 Corinthians 15:12–20
             Gospel       John 20:1–8

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Holding My Tongue, Well … Sort of

It was more than a decade ago, but I still remember the warm Spring afternoon as clearly as I remember what I ate for breakfast this morning. In a way, it was a watershed moment for me—a moment of personal triumph -it was the first day that losing an argument didn’t bother me in the least.

Life in the Doctoral program was different than any other academic experience I’ve ever had. I’d been used to sitting in hard chairs, neatly arranged in straight rows with a professor standing behind a podium and lecturing to his students. In the doctoral program there were no student desks, podiums or straight rows-we, the students sat in Executive chairs around a conference table with our professors at the same table sitting in the same type of chairs. Instead of one professor, there was always two and instead of lecture, the teaching method was discussion, interaction and sometimes argument. At this level of learning, the professors don’t just expect students to …

Amazing Grace Devotions

April 8

William R. Newell, 1868–1956
  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:7, 8)
Calvary, meaning “the place of the skull,” is a place that everyone has heard about and that thousands of Holy Land tourists visit every year. But the significance of the events that took place on this hill nearly two thousand years ago are often not truly realized by many of those who merely view its location. “At Calvary” focuses our attention on the wondrous mercy and grace that Christ demonstrated through His death on the cross. The hymn exalts our Lord for conquering sin and death and bringing salvation to all who will accept Him as Redeemer and Lord. The “mighty gulf” between God and man was bridged with Christ’s sacrificial atonement at Calvary.
William R. Newell was a noted evangelist, Bible teacher, and later assistant superintendent at th…