LENT: ETERNAL

Mark 5-6 The action-packed journalistic style of the book of Mark continues with snapshots of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Unfolding before our eyes is a Savior who has relentless compassion in a world stock-full of bad news. Jesus doesn’t ignore the problems, but rather confronts the evil and reveals His character of mercy, love, and hope.…

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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: WITH

Joshua 1 Joshua has always been the default leader, the vice president to me. Moses couldn’t go into the Promised Land, his time was up, so he looked to Joshua, “You take them on in.” Sounds like a cowboy on his last cattle run. Sure sounded like easy enough task. The Promised Land was flowing…

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LENT: NEW

Ephesians 4 Every day when I️ wake up and walk into my closet I️ have a decision to make, “What am I️ going to put on?” My plans for the day often determine the decision I️ make. Is it the weekend? Or do I️ have a meeting to attend? I️ sift through my clothes and fairly…

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LENT: PRAY

Ephesians 3 “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something…

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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 in the midst of dire situations is difficult. God doesn’t give us what we want when we want it. He doesn’t do…

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