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: FOLLOW

Mark 2 If you have been following along during this study of Lent as we prepare for Easter, I️ want to let you know that we will turn our attention to the book of Mark for the remainder of our study. And today as I️ read Mark 2, my attention is caught up by the…

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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: WALK

Ephesians 5 Our identity in heaven leads to action on earth. We are instructed to walk a certain way. Turn with me to Eph. 5:1-2. How then are we to live?  “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”…

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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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