Category Archives: Lenten Devotions 2014

This Lenten Season Iowa District East will be providing daily devotions on its website. Check back here beginning March 5th for the devotions written by pastors in a few of our IDE circuits.

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Philippians 2:5-11 Americans have a problem with entitlement. We seem to think we deserve just about everything: Our Whopper better come out fast and piping hot because we are entitled to good service and a great burger. We … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 50:4–9 “But the Lord God helps Me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.” – Isaiah 50:7 Following … Continue reading

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Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 50:4–9 “I gave My back to those who strike… I hid not My face from disgrace and spitting.” – Isaiah 50:6 The speaker in these verses is the Lord Jesus Himself – the Suffering Servant. While we … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: John 11:17-27, 38-45 Why do we call our burial places cemeteries? A cemetery was originally a bedroom. When the stone covered Lazarus’ grave, no one expected that he would be leaving his “bedroom” soon. One day, we will … Continue reading

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Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: John 11:17-27, 38-45 Lazarus became ill and his two sisters prayed, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” Jesus loved all three, just as “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Romans 8:11-19 “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Romans 8:11-19 “So then, brothers,we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14 “Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.” – Ezekiel 37:4 Ezekiel stands, at least spiritually, in a valley of dry bones. … Continue reading

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Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14 “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones.” – Ezekiel … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s Reading:  John 9:18-41 “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see…” – John 9:39 The blind man saw, while those with vision were blind living in darkness outside the kingdom, because they … Continue reading

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