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#Lent2016, Day 33

By on March 13, 2016

Text: Luke 9:18-27

“Day 33: The Call”

After spending days and nights with Jesus, witnessing his words and works first hand, Peter could make an absolute confession that Jesus was the Christ, the promised one of God. Those further from Jesus were less resolute in their faiths, often believing him to be…


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#Lent2016, Day 32

By on March 12, 2016

Text: John 8:1-11, Deuteronomy 22:22, Matthew 9:13, Matthew 12:1-8, John 7:21-23, Matthew 22:34-40, Matthew 7:12, Galatians 5:14

“Day 32: The Adulteress”

The Law was clear — adultery was a capital offense with two guilty parties: “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die” (Deuteronomy 22:22). In accordance with the Law,…


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#Lent2016, Day 31

By on March 11, 2016

“Day 31: The Leper”

Text: Mark 1:40-4, Leviticus 13:45-46

Contracting leprosy was one of the most tragic things that could have happened to an individual in the ancient world. Whenever a leper was around other people, he was required to shout “unclean, unclean,” so passersby would know to keep their distance. A leper…

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#2016Lent, Day 30

By on March 11, 2016

Text: Matthew 4:1-11, Ephesians 6:17, Exodus 34:28

“Day 30: The Fast”

Here, we learn about three specific ways that Satan sought to tempt Jesus, each one more significant, by challenging his desire for food, urging him to display power sensationally, and encouraging him to use political power to establish God’s kingdom. In this third…


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#Lent2016, Day 29

By on March 10, 2016

Text: John 1:29-34, Genesis 22:1-18, Matthew 3:17

“Day 29: The Lamb”

In Genesis 22, Abraham took his only son Isaac to Moriah because God had commanded him to offer Isaac as a burnt offering. Isaac questioned his father, “Where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham responded to his child that “God will…


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#Lent2016, Day 28

By on March 8, 2016

Text: Zechariah 12:10-14, John 3:16, John 19:34, Acts 2:23, Acts 2:37-41, Isaiah 53:5

“Day 28: The Mourning”

Although Zechariah spoke these words, they were the words of the Lord. Yet how could this be? How could God say, “They look on me, on him whom they have pierced?” Could God be wounded? Even more puzzling, could God…


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#Lent2016, Day 27

By on March 7, 2016

Text: Zechariah 9:9-10

“Day 27: The Coming King”

In the Ancient Near East, a king entered cities riding on a warhorse in order to convey his military power, particularly when he was entering into newly conquered cities where his rule may have been regarded as illegitimate or met with suspicion or outright…


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#Lent2016, Day 26

By on March 6, 2016

Text: Haggai 2:6-9, Hebrews 12: 26 – 28

“Day 26: The Treasure of the Nations”

The book of Haggai was written to those who had returned from Babylonian to rebuild the destroyed temple of God. It was an encouragement and a call to rebuild amidst rubble, hope despite desolation and believe even…


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#Lent2016, Day 25

By on March 5, 2016

Text: Ezekiel 34:23-31, Genesis 3:15, Genesis 4:8, Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 4:18, Luke 19:41, Revelation 21

“Day 25: The Good Shepherd”

The image of the people of God as a flock of sheep occurs several times throughout the Bible. In the earlier part of Ezekiel 34, the current shepherds (rulers of Israel) are rebuked for their abuse of power…


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#Lent2016, Day 24

By on March 4, 2016

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Text: Jeremiah 33: 14 – 18

“Day 24: The Branch”

It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that God’s love and concern for us rise and fall according to how well we are doing in living the Christian life. After all, we ourselves frequently give and withdraw our…

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Emilia loves to bring ideas to life, read and write, and is passionate about learning, meeting and connecting people. She has garnered experience in all facets of the Integrated Marketing Communication gamut (especially print, electronic and digital media), youth development and specialised media communications. A graduate (MSc. & BSc.) of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, she has completed various training programmes on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental & Social Risk Management, Corporate Reporting, Development Communications, Corporate Governance and Executive Coaching amongst many others.