Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lenten Devotional on John

Today is Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras in some corners. 

Lent is a great tool and opportunity to get closer to God.  It is like going on a long trip to a vacation spot.  The way there is part of the vacation, and can be part of the memory. 

So during Lent, we will write a daily devotion on John during Lent.  John focuses more on the last week of Christ than any other gospel- John 11- 21 focuses on the last two weeks of Christ's life. 

Each day will have a scripture passage, a brief commentary, a prayer, and a supplementary abridged (by me) and brief commentary by John Calvin. 

Why a daily devotional?
Because God cares for us each day.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19)
Give us this day our daily bread.(Matthew 6:11)
A daily devotion is daily spiritual nourishment for our souls. 

(Jesus on the Cross- Rembrandt 1631)

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