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: STAND

Ephesians 6 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  God is strong, and He wants us to be strong too. He has given us everything that we need to ward off the attack of the Enemy. If we put on the armor…

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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: AWE

Ephesians 1 It is important for us 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…

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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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