LENT: WORK

Ephesians 2 During times of shelter-in-place and self-quarantine, I️ have seen something in us, the human race. We have worked together in such unity to fight the COVID-19 enemy much like we are in a war. In the past week, I️ have discovered zoom and 8×8 and virtual meet-ups that I️ never even knew existed.…

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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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LENT: JOY

I️ know…yes, I️ know…I️ hear you. It’s too early in the Lent season to talk about JOY. It needs to wait until the end. It is the goal. The end. The grand finale. When Jesus is raised from the grave it results in an inexpressible, exuberant, uncontainable JOY. YES, of course, it does (or at…

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Advent Day 5: The Depravity of Man

Read Genesis 3:1-7. Our first real encounter with Eve occurs in the Garden of Eden. And nearly instantly, we see the depravity of man unveiled. She is approached by a “serpent who is more crafty than any other beast in the field” (v.1). The Meaning of Crafty Here’s what “Crafty” does NOT mean: His favorite…

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The Ultimate Cheatsheet on Greater Contentment

As Jesus becomes bigger in our lives, our struggles and pains grow smaller. Our perspective changes as we begin to understand who God is and what He has in store, resulting in greater contentment. Being led by the Holy Spirit, we discover contentment and peace that this world cannot provide. Greater Contentment is Birthed in…

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How to Live a Better Day

Paul gently reminds us that our problems are light and momentary. And when we look beyond our circumstances by fixing our eyes on heaven, we see what really matters.

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