Trinity Lenten Devotional

Making Connections that Count

Week 7 : March 29-April 2

April 1, 2021 // John 15: 9-12 // Connections that Count

Connections that Count |April 1, 2021 Read  John 15: 9-12 9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain…

April 2, 2021 // John 15:13-17 // Connections that Count

Connections that Count |April 2, 2021 Read  John 15:13-17 13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.…

March 29, 2021 // John 13:34-35 // Connections that Count

Connections that Count |March 29, 2021 Read John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you…

March 30, 2021 // John 13:34-35 // Connections that Count

Connections that Count |March 29, 2021 Read Galatians 5: 13-15 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your…

March 31, 2021 // John 13:34-35 // Connections that Count

Connections that Count |March 29, 2021 Read  Matthew 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that [Jesus] had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.…

Week 6 : March 22-26

March 22, 2021 // Acts 28:1-10 // Embrace the Possibilities of New Connections

Connections that Count |March 22, 2021 Read  Read Acts 28:1-10 Paul on the Island of Malta “Once we were safe on shore, we learned that we were on the island of Malta. 2 The people of the…

March 23, 2021 // Matthew 9:9-13 // Embrace the Possibilities of New Connections Day 2

Connections that Count |March 23, 2021 Read  Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus Calls Matthew 9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said…

March 24, 2021 // Acts 10:24-28 // Embrace the Possibilities of New Connections Day 3

Connections that Count |March 24, 2021 Read  Acts 10:24-28 (you may wish to continue reading through vs. 48) Peter at Cornelius’ House“The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together…

March 25, 2021 // Mark 3:13-19 // Embrace the Possibilities of New Connections Day 4

Connections that Count |March 25, 2021 Read  Mark 3:13-19 Jesus Appoints the Twelve”Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve  that they might…

March 26, 2021 // 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14; 27 // Embrace the Possibilities of New Connections Day 5

Connections that Count |March 26, 2021 Read 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14; 27 Unity and Diversity in the Body12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is…

Week 5 : March 15 - 19

March 15, 2021 // Galatians 6:1-2 // Bear One Another’s Burdens

Connections that Count |March 15, 2021 Write a short text or email to someone you know is struggling right now. Ask if there is any way in which you can help. Encourage them with a…

March 18, 2021 // Galatians 5:14 // Bear One Another’s Burdens Day 4

Connections that Count |March 18, 2021 Read  Galatians 5:14   For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Reflect It is a command we’ve all heard before; “love…

March 16, 2021 // Hebrews 10:24-25 // Bear One Another’s Burdens Day 2

Connections that Count |March 16, 2021 Read  Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,…

March 17, 2021 // Psalm 55:22 // Bear One Another’s Burdens Day 3

Connections that Count |March 17, 2021 Read  Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.  Reflect Often in times of  hardship and…

March 19, 2021 // Galatians 6:1-10 // Bear One Another’s Burdens Day 5

Connections that Count |March 19, 2021 Read  Galatians 6:1-10  Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you…

Week 4 : March 8 - 12

March 11, 2021 // 2 Chronicles 22:2-4 // Destructive Encouragement

Connections that Count |March 11, 2021 Believe it or not, there is a dark side to encouragement. Encouragement celebrates and stirs one to press forward in a particular direction. How is that ever a bad…

March 08, 2021 // 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Philippians 4:8b // Encourage One Another

Connections that Count |March 08, 2021 Read  1 Thessalonians 5:11: New Living TranslationSo encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. Philippians 4:8b: New Living TranslationFix your thoughts on…

March 12, 2021 // Hebrews 3:12-14, Acts 14:21 // Encouraging Faith

Connections that Count |March 12, 2021 Read  12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another…

March 09, 2021 // Deuteronomy 31:8 // God's Encouragement

Connections that Count |March 09, 2021 Yesterday we reflected encouraging others daily. For many, we may experience such discouragement that encouraging others does not come easy. We are “giving water from an empty well.” This…

March 10, 2021 // Hebrews 10:24-25 // Seeking Encouragement

Connections that Count |March 10, 2021 This week we looked at both being a person of encouragement and receiving God’s Word of encouragement. Receiving encouragement is not only necessary when we or others are struggling,…

Week 3 : March 1 - 5

March 01, 2021 // Daniel 1 // Life Giving Rhythm Part I

Connections that Count |March 01, 2021 Read  Daniel 1:8 & 11  8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this…

March 02, 2021 // Daniel 6 // Life Giving Rhythm Part II

Connections that Count |March 02, 2021 Read  Daniel 6:7 & 9-11  7 The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who…

March 03, 2021 // Mark 1:35-38 & Luke 5:15-16 // Life Giving Rhythm Part III

Connections that Count |March 03, 2021 Read  Mark 1:32-38  32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various…

March 04, 2021 // Philippians 2:19-21 // Life Giving Rhythms with Others

Connections that Count |March 04, 2021 We first looked at patterns that help to resist what undermines our faith and identity. Tuesday, we explored how we can have habits to be present and embrace God day to day. Today we move toward practicing life-giving rhythms with those around us.    Read  Philippians…

March 05, 2021 // Luke 19:1-5 // Life Giving Rhythms with Others

Connections that Count |March 05, 2021 Read  19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was,…

Week 2 : Feb 22 - 26

February 22, 2021 // Philippians 2:1-11 // Shared Joy in Community

Connections that Count |February 22, 2021 Read  Philippians 2:1-11 Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any…

February 23, 2021 // James 1:2-4 // Joy in Trials

Connections that Count | February 23, 2021 Read James 1:2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith…

February 24, 2021 // Nehemiah 8:10 // What Steals your Joy

Connections that Count | February 24, 2021 Read Nehemiah 8:10 “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord.…

February 25, 2021 // Luke 15:3-7 // Joy in Repentance

Connections that Count | February 25, 2021 Read Luke 15:3-7 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine…

February 26, 2021 // Romans 15:3-8 // Peace and Joy travel together

Connections that Count | February 26, 2021 Read Romans 15:8-13 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[a] on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs…

Week 1 : Feb 17 - 19

February 16, 2021 // Genesis 2:18 // Made for Connection

Connections that Count | Ash Wednesday | February 17, 2021 Read  Genesis 2:18 New Living Translation Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a…

February 17, 2021 // Matthew 22:37-40
THE LOVE CONNECTION

Connections that Count | February 18, 2021 Read “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.…

February 18, 2021 // 1 John 4:19
IT’S OUR MOVE NOW

Connections that Count | February 19, 2021 Read 1 John 4:19We love each other because God loved us first. ReflectHow have I made my love for others conditional, based on what they do (or do not…

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