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: HOLY & WHOLE

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love Ephesians 1:3-4 Today is Ash Wednesday. It is a…

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Welcome to Advent!

We serve a God whose love was so great that He made a way for us to know Him. Kick-off today with an Advent Devotional…

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Day 35 – The Graduation Speech

Today we read Paul’s final benediction to the somewhat unpredictable Corinthian church. His closing remarks in 2 Cor. 13:11-14 remind me of ones you might hear at a graduation ceremony. Poignant. Succinct. Meaningful. If you recall over the past few chapters, Paul has addressed these city-dwellers with instructions on how to live life. These are…

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Day 32 – All For Your Upbuilding, Beloved

Have we lost this in the church today? A sense of deep community where we are invested in the lives of others over the long-haul. Have we lost this in our community? A desire to know others so that they can know God. Have we lost this in our own families? A passion to see others pursue God with all of their heart, strength, and soul. 

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Day 26 – Why Do We Wander?

Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily sweeps one away.  The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of “Who’s Who and Who’s Not.” We see Paul’s undeterred affection for…

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