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Lent 2021: The Resurrection by Betty Smoot


“Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them.I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God,”

- John 20:16


April 3, 2021

The Resurrection

Jesus died on the cross for you and for me. His resurrection and ascension unto God the Father give us life, hope, and peace. We are in the midst of a pandemic that is causing so much fear, sickness, pain, and sorrow.

But the risen God, the Father of all, offers strength, courage, and the peace needed to push through. God, you are our Father. We give you our problems to handle. We surrender to your power, love, and peace.

Prayer: God, thank You for being our Father and providing us with peace hope and love. Amen.

Sister Betty J.D. Smoot

Church School


Lent 2021

The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent

in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.

We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope

that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you

experience the season.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.



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