Great Plains Daily Devotional for 04/21/2015

Today please be in prayer for

Sterling, KS: First UMC
Hutchinson District
Hoisington First UMC
Hutchinson District
Hutchinson Tenth Avenue UMC
Hutchinson District

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This Week's Lectionary

3rd Sunday of Easter – White or Gold
                                        
Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48
 

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Today's Devotional

Matthew 1:18-24

18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ 22All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
23 ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
   and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
which means, ‘God is with us.’ 24When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife,