Lenten Devotional, April 8

Focus Scripture: If the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, God who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through God’s Spirit that dwells in you. Romans 8:11 Lenten Practice: Reflect on Romans 8:11. Ponder your Lenten journey. How have you become more […]

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Lenten Devotional, April 7

Focus Scripture: But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4 Reflection Statement: “Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the […]

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Lenten Devotional, April 6

The Rev. John Jenkins, a retired United Methodist pastor in Arizona, sent me a copy of a meditation booklet he put together. In it is this “Prayer for Compassion” by the Dalai Lama:

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Lenten Devotional, April 5

Focus Scripture: You prepare a table before me      in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;      my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5 Lenten Practice: Reflect on Psalm 23:5, then reflect on the gifts that God’s Spirit has revealed in you. What gift will you share with others? Lenten Prayer: Nourishing God, we […]

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Lenten Devotional, April 4

First United Methodist Church has made a statement in the heart of downtown Boulder since 1859. The congregation has worshipped on the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets since 1872. The church building has many interesting features, including the bell tower and the face of a child carved on the west side, just north of the entrance.

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Lenten Devotional, April 3

Focus Scripture: For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light… Ephesians 5:8 Lenten Practice: Reflect on Ephesians 5:8. Light a candle during your quiet time and rest in its peace. Lenten Prayer: God, you are the light of the world. Light our paths as we […]

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Lenten Devotional, April 2

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a peaceful, calm place where people can gather and be with God. I think of FUMC as a place where everyone can belong, including me. FUMC is:

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Lenten Devotional, April 1

Focus Scripture: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures; the Lord leads me beside still waters;      the Lord restores my soul. The Lord leads me in right paths      for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 Reflection Statement “There can be no vulnerability without risk; there […]

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Lenten Devotional, March 31

Focus Scripture: Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” John 9:39 Lenten Practice: Reflect on John 9:39. Experience what it is to be bent over and blind. Walk around your house and neighborhood bent over then […]

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Lenten Devotional, March 30

Focus Scripture: He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” 1 Samuel 16:5 Reflection Statement “The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a […]

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