Experience God: Matthew 26:36-39, “God’s will not mine”

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina.Matthew 26:36-39 (Jesus in Gethsemane)36 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” 37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. 38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”39 He went on a little farther and bow … [Read more...]

Experience God: John 13:1-5, “Jesus the Servant Leader”

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina.John 13:1-5  (Jesus the Servant Leader)1 It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. 2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father … [Read more...]

Experience God: Luke 18:18-23 (Jesus and The Rich Young Ruler)

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading”.Luke 18:18-23 (NLT) – Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good. 20 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not … [Read more...]

Experience God: Luke 18:15-17 – “Jesus Blesses the Children”

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading”.Luke 18:15-1715 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him.16 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 17 I tell yo … [Read more...]

Experience God: Philippians 2:5-8

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading”.Philippians 2:5-85 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8     he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s … [Read more...]

Experience God: Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading”.Philippians 4:6-7 (MSG)Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Check out suzan … [Read more...]


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