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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LENT: STRONG

I know a lot of us are feeling isolated, running on empty as we wait for COVID-19 to end. We feel weak, not strong, wondering when this craziness will end. Tempers flare. Kids meltdown. And we feel like we can’t make it another day. As I’ve been praying for you, the word STRONG keeps coming…

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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: 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: HOPE

We are watching an unprecedented time in our life as people are filled with fear due to the recent spread of coronavirus. I️ see it in people’s eyes. Feel it in your voice. Sense it grip your being. This underlying emotion called fear has erupted in our nation due to the coronavirus. It has spread…

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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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