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The Easter Message

(During Holy Week we will be sharing a devotional featuring the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as Scripture that supports his thoughts and reflections.) …

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Holy Week Devotional (Saturday): The Empty Tomb, a Puzzle

Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.

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Good Friday Devotional: All Hope Dashed?

Good Friday and Easter - the days of God's overpowering acts in history, acts in which God's judgement and grace were revealed to all the world- are just around the corner. Judgement in those hours in which Jesus Christ, our Lord, hung on the cross; grace in that hour in which death was swallowed up in victory. It was not human beings who accomplished anything here; no, God alone did it. He came to human beings in infinite love. He judged was is human. And he granted grace beyond any merit.

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Maundy Thursday Devotional: One of You Will Betray Me

It is up to a friend, a very close friend, to hand him over; it is a disciple who betrays him. The most fearful event does not happen from the outside but from within. Jesus' path to Golgotha has its beginning in a disciple's betrayal.

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Holy Week Devotional (Wednesday): Our Entire Life Depends on Easter

Easter, with the joy of the coming of spring, with all the happiness with which the sun warms our hearts, has become for each of us since childhood a festival dear to our hearts, a festival filled with warm memories from which we do not want to part. Who among us would want to lose even a single spring from our lives?

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Holy Week Devotional (Tuesday) : The Reconciliation of the World with God

“Remember, I am with you” ...that is the Easter message, not the distant, but the near God, that is Easter.

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Holy Week Devotional (Monday): If There Were No Resurrection

(During Holy Week we will be sharing a devotional featuring the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as Scripture that supports his thoughts and reflections.) …

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