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    FriFridayAprApril6th2012 Slain

    Special Holy Week Devotional - Friday, April 6, 2012

    Welcome to Holy Week. Since the format of these devotionals is a little different, please take a moment to read these brief instructions.

    First, read the Scripture passage. All five days include excerpts from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week before he was killed.

    Then, watch the video. Each video includes a reflection on that day's passage and is hosted by a different member of our staff (Jonathan Ziman, Kellie Kammes, Gary Dausey, Calla Parker and Brian Hogan). We strongly suggest reading the Bible passage first before watching the video, or the video may not make sense.

    Finally, underneath each video is a Psalm. God's words are more powerful and important than our words and these were chosen to be read as a form of personal reflection and prayer in response to the video devotional.We encourage you to read through these Psalms as if they were prayers,and allow yourself some time to really meditate on what God may be saying to you through them.

    May God bless you this week as you turn to Him.


    Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
    He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
    He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
    He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
    Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

    Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
    yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
    But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
    We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
    and the LORD has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

    (Isa. 53:1-7, NIV)
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    Psalm 22

    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me,
    so far from my cries of anguish?
    My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
    by night, but I find no rest.

    Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
    you are the one Israel praises.
    In you our ancestors put their trust;
    they trusted and you delivered them.
    To you they cried out and were saved;
    in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

    But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
    All who see me mock me;
    they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
    “He trusts in the LORD,” they say,
    “let the LORD rescue him.
    Let him deliver him,
    since he delights in him.”

    Yet you brought me out of the womb;
    you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
    From birth I was cast on you;
    from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

    Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

    Many bulls surround me;
    strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
    Roaring lions that tear their prey
    open their mouths wide against me.
    I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.
    My heart has turned to wax;
    it has melted within me.
    My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

    Dogs surround me,
    a pack of villains encircles me;
    they pierce my hands and my feet.
    All my bones are on display;
    people stare and gloat over me.
    They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.

    But you, LORD, do not be far from me.
    You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
    Deliver me from the sword,
    my precious life from the power of the dogs.
    Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

    I will declare your name to my people;
    in the assembly I will praise you.
    You who fear the LORD, praise him!
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
    For he has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
    he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

    From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
    before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
    The poor will eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek the LORD will praise him—
    may your hearts live forever!

    All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the LORD,
    and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,
    for dominion belongs to the LORD
    and he rules over the nations.

    All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.
    Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.
    They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!

    ThuThursdayAprApril5th2012 Broken
    byCalla Parker Tagged Broken Grace Holy week Video 0 comments Add comment

    Special Holy Week Devotional - Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Welcome to Holy Week. Since the format of these devotionals is a little different, please take a moment to read these brief instructions.

    First, read the Scripture passage. All five days include excerpts from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week before he was killed.

    Then, watch the video. Each video includes a reflection on that day's passage and is hosted by a different member of our staff (Jonathan Ziman, Kellie Kammes, Gary Dausey, Calla Parker and Brian Hogan). We strongly suggest reading the Bible passage first before watching the video, or the video may not make sense.

    Finally, underneath each video is a Psalm. God's words are more powerful and important than our words and these were chosen to be read as a form of personal reflection and prayer in response to the video devotional.We encourage you to read through these Psalms as if they were prayers,and allow yourself some time to really meditate on what God may be saying to you through them.

    May God bless you this week as you turn to Him.


    While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
    Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
    When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
    (Matt. 26:26-29, NIV)

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    Psalm 32

    Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
    Blessed is the one
    whose sin the LORD does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

    When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
    For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
    my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.

    Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
    I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the LORD.”
    And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

    Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
    surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
    You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
    Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
    but must be controlled by bit and bridle
    or they will not come to you.
    Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the LORD’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him.

    Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart!

    WedWednesdayAprApril4th2012 Cleansed
    byGary Dausey Tagged Cleansed Grace Holy week Video 0 comments Add comment

    Special Holy Week Devotional - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Welcome to Holy Week. Since the format of these devotionals is a little different, please take a moment to read these brief instructions.

    First, read the Scripture passage. All five days include excerpts from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week before he was killed.

    Then, watch the video. Each video includes a reflection on that day's passage and is hosted by a different member of our staff (Jonathan Ziman, Kellie Kammes, Gary Dausey, Calla Parker and Brian Hogan). We strongly suggest reading the Bible passage first before watching the video, or the video may not make sense.

    Finally, underneath each video is a Psalm. God's words are more powerful and important than our words and these were chosen to be read as a form of personal reflection and prayer in response to the video devotional.We encourage you to read through these Psalms as if they were prayers,and allow yourself some time to really meditate on what God may be saying to you through them.

    May God bless you this week as you turn to Him.


    It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
    The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
    He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
    Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
    “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
    Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
    “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
    Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
    When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
    (John 13:1-17, NIV)

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    Psalm 51

    Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
    according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
    Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

    For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
    Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
    so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
    Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
    Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

    Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
    Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
    Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

    Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

    Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
    Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
    Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
    You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
    My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

    May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
    Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

    TueTuesdayAprApril3rd2012 Loved
    byKellie Kammes Tagged Grace Holy week Loved Video 0 comments Add comment

    Special Holy Week Devotional - Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Welcome to Holy Week. Since the format of these devotionals is a little different, please take a moment to read these brief instructions.

    First, read the Scripture passage. All five days include excerpts from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week before he was killed.

    Then, watch the video. Each video includes a reflection on that day's passage and is hosted by a different member of our staff (Jonathan Ziman, Kellie Kammes, Gary Dausey, Calla Parker and Brian Hogan). We strongly suggest reading the Bible passage first before watching the video, or the video may not make sense.

    Finally, underneath each video is a Psalm. God's words are more powerful and important than our words and these were chosen to be read as a form of personal reflection and prayer in response to the video devotional.We encourage you to read through these Psalms as if they were prayers,and allow yourself some time to really meditate on what God may be saying to you through them.

    May God bless you this week as you turn to Him.


    While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
    When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
    Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

    (Matt. 26:6-13, NIV)

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    Psalm 143

    LORD, hear my prayer,
    listen to my cry for mercy;
    in your faithfulness and righteousness
    come to my relief.
    Do not bring your servant into judgment,
    for no one living is righteous before you.
    The enemy pursues me,
    he crushes me to the ground;
    he makes me dwell in the darkness
    like those long dead.
    So my spirit grows faint within me;
    my heart within me is dismayed.
    I remember the days of long ago;
    I meditate on all your works
    and consider what your hands have done.
    I spread out my hands to you;
    I thirst for you like a parched land.

    Answer me quickly, LORD;
    my spirit fails.
    Do not hide your face from me
    or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.
    Rescue me from my enemies, LORD,
    for I hide myself in you.
    Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God;
    may your good Spirit
    lead me on level ground.

    For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life;
    in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
    In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
    destroy all my foes,
    for I am your servant.

    MonMondayAprApril2nd2012 Crushed

    Special Holy Week Devotional - Monday, April 2, 2012

    Welcome to Holy Week. Since the format of these devotionals is a little different, please take a moment to read these brief instructions.

    First, read the Scripture passage. All five days include excerpts from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week before he was killed.

    Then, watch the video. Each video includes a reflection on that day's passage and is hosted by a different member of our staff (Jonathan Ziman, Kellie Kammes, Gary Dausey, Calla Parker and Brian Hogan). We strongly suggest reading the Bible passage first before watching the video, or the video may not make sense.

    Finally, underneath each video is a Psalm. God's words are more powerful and important than our words and these were chosen to be read as a form of personal reflection and prayer in response to the video devotional.We encourage you to read through these Psalms as if they were prayers,and allow yourself some time to really meditate on what God may be saying to you through them.

    May God bless you this week as you turn to Him.


    Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
    Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
    “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”
    Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
    (John 12:20-28, NIV)

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    Psalm 6

    LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger,
    or discipline me in your wrath.
    Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint;
    heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
    My soul is in deep anguish.
    How long, LORD, how long?

    Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
    save me because of your unfailing love.
    Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
    Who praises you from the grave?

    I am worn out from my groaning.

    All night long I flood my bed with weeping
    and drench my couch with tears.
    My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
    they fail because of all my foes.

    Away from me, all you who do evil,
    for the LORD has heard my weeping.
    The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
    the LORD accepts my prayer.
    All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
    they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

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