LENT: WITH

Joshua 1 Joshua has always been the default leader, the vice president to me. Moses couldn’t go into the Promised Land, his time was up, so he looked to Joshua, “You take them on in.” Sounds like a cowboy on his last cattle run. Sure sounded like easy enough task. The Promised Land was flowing…

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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: PRAY

Ephesians 3 “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something…

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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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LENT: HELP

 PSALM 121 Where Does Your Help Come From? The fifteen psalms ranging from Psalm 120-134 are often referred to as the Psalms of Ascent. Many scholars believe that these psalms would be sung by the pilgrims as they journeyed on the mountains to Jerusalem three times a year to celebrate the three major festivals: Passover,…

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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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