LENT: PROMISE

When God makes a promise, He keeps it. Unlike us, He is always true to His Word. The Bible repeatedly reminds us of God’s promise-making and promise-keeping. We see it over and over and over again. A FEW PROMISES EXPLORED After the fall of mankind, God made us a promise that Eve’s offspring would crush…

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LENT: WAIT

The Bible has a lot to say about the seasons of waiting we will endure during this lifetime. Inevitably, we all will sit in the waiting room at some point. Whether it be in traffic, at the grocery store, for lab results, or for test scores…sooner or later, we will find ourselves there. W.A.I.T.I️.N.G. When will…

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LENT: GRATEFUL

Today, during our 40-days of Lent study, I️ am going to challenge you. What are you grateful for? Nowadays, it would be easy to sit-back, point-fingers, mumble and complain. When the going gets tough, we tend to get gripey. Our earth-bound, fleshy nature clings to the cup half-empty point of view. Expressing gratitude in Scripture…

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LENT: GIFT

For God so loved the world that He gave. It was a gift. It wasn’t obligatory. God gave because He wanted to. He desired to. He knew that as the gift-giver there was so much joy in opening the gift of His Son.  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only…

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LENT: REDEEM

We are so dead in our sin that we need to be redeemed by God, who freely offers us forgiveness. Sin is serious…however, we too readily make excuses for our sin and in doing so, diminish our need for redemption. In him we have redemption [our ransom] through his blood [the price that has been…

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LENT: EMPTY

At the inauguration of his public ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, nothing in hand. Completely empty. Interestingly, Matthew 4:1 tells us Jesus, God-in-flesh, was led there “to be tempted by the devil.” All along this was part of God’s plan. Jesus then fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights…

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