Daily Reading and Prayer

April 2019

Apr 30

April 30, 2019

John 3:7B-15 After further instruction, Jesus challenges Nicodemus by asking how it is possible that a Pharisee, a teacher of the Jewish people, does not understand what he is saying. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. You were raised up on the cross so that I might be born into new life for all eternity. This content comes to you from Our...
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Apr 29

April 29, 2019

John 3:1-8 Nicodemus is drawn to Jesus but has not yet come fully to faith. The signs seem to point to Jesus’ divine origin, but what Jesus says about being born again confuses him.  Nicodemus hears what Jesus is saying in a literal sense. To be born again means to live less in flesh and more in spirit; to turn from vice to virtue; to...
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Apr 28

April 28, 2019

John 20:19-31 The disciples are hiding in fear. Jesus appears to them and offers them consolation. He wants them to know he is not an apparition and shows them his wounds. By the Holy Spirit they are confirmed and commissioned. Thomas moves past doubt to a sincere profession of faith in the Lord. I am ashamed of the times that I have doubted you...
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Apr 27

April 27, 2019

Mark 16:9-15 What is known as the Longer Ending of Mark’s Gospel includes Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene and the two disciples (perhaps those whom he met on the road to Emmaus). They believe and go to tell the others. Jesus appears to the Eleven who do not believe what has been reported to them. Jesus admonishes them for their...
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Apr 26

April 26, 2019

John 21:1-14 Seven of the disciples are fishing. Jesus appears for the third time on the shore. Of the seven disciples present, it is John, the beloved disciple, who recognizes Jesus. Their fishing efforts are futile without him, but once he is present, their catch is plentiful. Jesus prepares a meal for them. Without saying a word, he teaches...
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