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Episode 14 | April 1, 2024
Lisa Brenninkmeyer and Laura Phelps

Join us for Episode 14, in our seven-week series, The Psalms of Ascent: A Lenten Pilgrimage. In this week’s episode, Lisa and Laura celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by unpacking John 20:1118. If you struggle with your identity and believe the lie that you have to earn God’s love, we pray you will listen to Lisa and Laura’s conversation with an open heart. Grab your Bible and join us as we stand beside Mary Magdalene at the open tomb. You won’t be disappointed!

Open your Heart to our key Scripture.
John 20:1118

Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode.
Luke 8:12: And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out. (ESV)
Isaiah 43:1: Thus says the Lord, he who created you, and he who formed you: “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name. You are mine.”
John 15:15: No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends.
1 Thessalonians 1:4: For we know, brethren, beloved by God, that he has chosen you.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 6:19: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?
Acts 1:8: But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samar’ia and to the end of the earth.
Galatians 3:26: For in Christ Jesus, you are all sons of God, through faith.
Romans 5:8: But God shows his love for us, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 8:36: So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
Jeremiah 31:3: I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Psalm 103:12: As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
John 15:16: You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Psalm 27:13: I believe I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:14: Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord.
Joel 2:25: I will restore to you the years which the swarming locust has eaten. 

Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.
In which ways am I tempted to root my identity in something other than being God’s beloved daughter?
What is something concrete I can do to shift from a focus on “doing” to that of “receiving”?

Show mentions.
The Chosen. Season 1, Episode 3
Walking with Purpose, Sisters of Strength
Studs Terkel, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
Lisa Brenninkmeyer, The Litany of Identity 

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