The Daily Lectionary – January 27, 2016

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Genesis 16:1-14; Hebrews 9:15-28; John 5:19-29

“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children” (Gen 16:1).

As we have followed the unfolding story of Sarah and Abraham this week, we may well sense some growing desperation on their part. Ten years have passed, and the heir God promised has still not appeared. So the couple seek to “help God out” by involving Sarah’s servant Hagar as a surrogate mother. This ...

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2016 Lenten Devotional

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“From Ashes to Easter,” the devotional for the 2016 Lenten season based on Year II of the Lutheran Book of Worship,  is now available to download. Written by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism, the devotional is available in two printable formats:

  • 8.5″ x 11″ folded (5.5? x 8.5?) booklet designed for two-sided printing on letter-sized paper
  • 8.5? ...
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Trust in The Lord

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It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any ...

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Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

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Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not ...

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