At The End of The Day, Can Love Win?

I️ know many of us are troubled by the recent events in our country, left scratching our head, “Can love really win?” From outward appearances, we seem to be sinking in quicksand. The news is heavy and weighty. People are downcast with gloom. Many are pondering, “Hey God, it doesn’t look like love can win“. I️…

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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: 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: 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: GRACE

You were once dead, but now you’ve been given new life. Grace came knocking at your door & the stone has been rolled away. Jesus is still in the business of rolling stones away. Why is it difficult for us to live this way?

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God Works In The Wait

Even when we can’t see it, God is working In the wait. Waiting is an essential ingredient in the process of prayer. When we fail to see prayer as a process rather than a result, we become discouraged and frustrated and downright mad. It is during this time that many of us drop-out. We forget…

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