Can One Person Make A Difference?

Can one person really make a difference? Seriously, can ordinary people influence others to change? Nehemiah is a book in the Old Testament about a man who makes a difference. Rather than settling into the comforts of mediocrity, indifference, or apathy, he decides to do something about the mounting injustice in his world. As cupbearer…

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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: HEAR

Mark 1 As you read the Gospel of Mark, it sounds much like the nightly news. The camera spans quickly covering highlights, providing a grand overview. Why, within the very first chapter, we jump from John the Baptist to the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry (baptism, wilderness escapade, the call of the first disciples) and proceed…

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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: TRUST

Acts, 19:21-41 We need to trust God with all of our circumstances. But this is often easier said than done, especially when things don’t turn out as we think they ought. Trusting God during dire situations is difficult. God doesn’t give us what we want when we want it. He doesn’t do things our way.…

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LENT: REMIND

Lent is a 40-day season of reflection and preparation for the celebration of Easter. That being said, this particular season has been unusual and unsettling. We’ve never experienced anything like it in our lifetime. Stores closing. Sports canceled. Schools shutting down. In such a time of uncertainty, I️ thought it might be good to remind…

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