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December 8 Devotional (2020)

December 8, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s readings: Isaiah 4:2-6; Acts 11:1-18; Essay: “New Life through Baptism” The Invitatory Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. [1] Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us. As we do put our trust in thee. O God, make speed to save us.Continue reading “December 8 Devotional (2020)”

December 9 Devotional (2020)

Featured Image: “The Angel Appearing to Zacharias” (1799–1800), by William Blake (source) December 9, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s readings: Malachi 2:10-3:1; Luke 1:5-17; Essay: “Who was John the Baptist?” The Invitatory Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. [1] Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us. As we do putContinue reading “December 9 Devotional (2020)”

June 29, 2022 Devotional

Morning Devotional: Jeremiah 23:16-22, Following stubborn hearts Lesson: No peace Midday Devotional: Matthew 10:16-25, Sheep in the midst of wolves Lesson: Sharing in His suffering Evening Devotional: Psalm 75, It is God who lifts up Lesson: Do not blame God for the evil that you do Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he madeContinue reading “June 29, 2022 Devotional”

June 28, 2022 Devotional

Morning Devotional: Psalm 140, Prayer for deliverance Reflection: Psalm 140 Commentary from the Early Church Midday Devotional: Jeremiah 3:15-18, Nations cease to follow their own will Lesson: Judah startled by God’s promise to Israel’s remnant Evening Devotional: Ephesians 5:6-20, The fruit of the light Lesson: Walk as children of light Invitatory The earth is theContinue reading “June 28, 2022 Devotional”

June 27, 2022 Devotional

Morning Devotional: Psalm 140, Prayer for deliverance Lesson: To whom can the poor turn? Midday Devotional: Genesis 24:34-41, 50-67, Rebekah follows Abraham’s servant Lesson: Isaac and Rebekah marry Evening Devotional: 1 John 2:7-11, Living in the light of love Lesson: An old commandment made new Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Continue reading “June 27, 2022 Devotional”

June 25, 2022 Devotional

Morning Devotional: Deuteronomy 32:15-27, 39-43, God’s anger like a fire Lesson: A song to the people Midday Devotional: Luke 9:21-27, Following Jesus Lesson: Each person must take up his own cross. Evening Devotional: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20, You have redeemed your people Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it:  Come let us adoreContinue reading “June 25, 2022 Devotional”

June 24, 2022 Devotional

Morning Devotional: Psalm 16, Protect me, O God Reflection: Psalm 16 Commentary from the Early Church Midday Devotional: 2 Kings 1:1-16, God’s fire consumes the king’s men Lesson: Judgment falls on those who turn to other gods Evening Devotional: Galatians 4:8-20, Paul reproves the hearers Lesson: A renewed calendar for a renewed creation Invitatory TheContinue reading “June 24, 2022 Devotional”

June 23, 2022 Devotional

Psalm 16, Protect me, O God Lesson: The transfigured life Leviticus 9:22—10:11, God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sons Lesson: The ‘wrong kind of fire’ 2 Corinthians 13:5-10, Examine yourselves concerning the faith Lesson: Restoration and completion Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it:  Come let us adore him. Hymn “I’ll Fly Away” MorningContinue reading “June 23, 2022 Devotional”

June 21, 2022 Devotional

June 21, 2022Ordinary Time Morning Devotional: Psalm 64, Prayer for protection Reflection: Psalm 64 Commentary from the Early Church Midday Devotional: Job 19:1-22, Job questions God’s ways Lesson: It was Satan, not God. Evening Devotional: Ephesians 2:11-22, One new humanity in Christ Lesson: Union in the incarnate Son of God Invitatory The earth is theContinue reading “June 21, 2022 Devotional”