Category: Lenten Readings

Blessed is the One Who Comes

This is the week of Jesus’ passion. And that story begins with Jesus entry into Jerusalem found in Luke 19:28-40. Palm Sunday, a day when we recall the “triumphal entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy  Week. But what was behind the symbols: the colt, riding from the Mount of Olives, the […]

Press On: Monday April 4, 2022

Press On: Paul’s letter to the Philippian Christians reminds them of his reasons for having confidence in the flesh. He reminds his readers of his credentials as a Jewish leader and his background as a persecutor of the heretical Christians. But he then confesses that whatever gains he had he came to regard them as loss. […]

Finding the Sacredness of Creation in the Ashes

Finding the Sacredness of Creation in the Ashes Discussions of lent will often cite this single verse: “All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.” (Ecclesiastes 3:20). Ecclesiastes (Greek: Ἐκκλησιαστής, Ekklēsiastēs, Hebrew: קֹהֶלֶת, qōheleṯ), known in Hebrew as Qoheleth, is a marvelous work of literature. It’s poetry […]

March 21: True Easter People

March 21: True Easter People 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 10I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,* that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food, 4and all drank the same spiritual […]

Mondays in Lent: February 24

During the Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, you are called into a time of deep spiritual seeking. This is a time when we make spiritual preparation for Easter and the meaning of Easter in our lives. While on this journey we are repentant, vigilant and generous. The traditional practices during Lent are […]

Mondays in Lent: March 22

Each Monday in Lent we are providing a Lenten Reading from the Lamoni Heartland Mission Center Diversity Team. This week’s reflection comes from High Priest Deb Crowley of Northwest Congregation, and LHMC MCP Counselor, Community of Christ.  Our 25 year old son sat at the kitchen counter while I prepped for supper. I teasingly asked […]

Mondays in Lent: March 15

Each Monday in Lent we are providing a Lenten Reading from the Lamoni Heartland Mission Center Diversity Team. This week’s reflection comes from Evangelist Kris Judd of Northwest Congregation, Community of Christ.  Psalm 107:1-3 (The Voice)Erupt with thanks to the Eternal, for He is good    and His loyal love lasts forever. Let all those redeemed by the […]

Mondays in Lent: March 8

Each Monday in Lent we are providing a Lenten Reading from the Lamoni Heartland Mission Center Diversity Team. This week’s reflection comes from Pastor Mark Benson of Ames Congregation, Community of Christ.  Journey To The Cross There are 40 days and 6 Sundays in Lent. The 7th Sunday being Easter. We are honoring the 3rd […]