Second Thoughts

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 25, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from 1 John chapter 2 verses 9 through 11: 9Whoever says, ‘I am in the light’, while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. 10Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling. 11But whoever hates […]

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 24, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from Psalm 1 verse 3: 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season . . . St. Paul said, “One plants, another waters, but God causes the increase.” Fruit naturally comes in its own due season so long as conditions are […]

21
Apr

Daily Lesson for April 21, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from John 16 verses 1 through 7 and 12 through 15: 16‘I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. 2They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship […]

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 20, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from Ezekiel 37 verses 1 through 4 and 7 through 10: The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all round them; […]

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 19, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 35 through 37: 35 But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?’ 36Fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37And as for what you sow, you do not sow the body […]

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 18, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 8 through 10: 8Last of all, as to someone untimely born, He appeared also to me. 9For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am […]

14
Apr

Good Friday

Special from Jerusalem A tumultuous week in the Judean city of Jerusalem came to an end today when Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish religious leader who many Jews claimed to be the Messiah but who Sanhedrin and some Roman officials saw as a threat to Pax Romana, was crucified on grounds of treason against the […]

13
Apr

Daily Lesson for Maundy Thursday 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson is a reflection on Mark chapter 15 verses 12 through 16. This was first posted last year on Maundy Thursday. I am reposting it in light of the terrible events in Egypt earlier this week: 12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples […]

12
Apr

Daily Lesson for April 12, 2017

Today’s Daily Office comes from Psalm 55 verses 4 through 8: 4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. 5 Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. 6 And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and […]

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Apr

Daily Lesson for April 11, 2017

Today’s Daily Lesson comes from John chapter 12 verses 24 and 25: 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this […]

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