LENT: SOVEREIGN

 Mark 8 As we approach Good Friday, I️ think it serves us well to remember the seriousness of this holy day. We have a suffering Savior who came to give His life so that we may live forever. Fascinatingly, He predicted He would die and rise again, indicating that God is sovereign overall. In the…

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LENT: HOSANNA

Mark 11 “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” Mark 11:9-10 It’s Palm Sunday and I️ want to encourage everyone to be in God’s Word today. I️ believe that the Word is alive and actively working. I️ also believe…

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LENT: RADICAL

Mark 3 Jesus’ own family thought He was crazy. Gone mad, some might say. As I️ read today’s text, it did make me chuckle. So indulge me for a bit. Preposterous Claims Place yourself back in the time of antiquity, without the context of what’s to come next. Imagine growing up in the home of…

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LENT: AWE

Ephesians 1 We need to remind ourselves of the message of the Gospel because it stirs our heart affections to serve Jesus with all of our heart, soul, strength, and might. When we do, we stand in awe of who He is and what He has done. No longer do the cares of this world…

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LENT: RECEIVE

There’s a lot of days where I can get stuck in my muck. I go through the motions. I get up. Make my coffee. Shuffle the kids off to school. And then, do it all over again. I live in a perpetual Groundhog’s Day. However, I am learning that God has a purpose for me…

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Advent Day 23: Who is Jesus?

Isaiah 9:1-7 “But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time, he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The…

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