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: NEW

Ephesians 4 Every day when I️ wake up and walk into my closet I️ have a decision to make, “What am I️ going to put on?” My plans for the day often determine the decision I️ make. Is it the weekend? Or do I️ have a meeting to attend? I️ sift through my clothes and fairly…

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LENT: GIFT

For God so loved the world that He gave. It was a gift. It wasn’t obligatory. God gave because He wanted to. He desired to. He knew that as the gift-giver there was so much joy in opening the gift of His Son.  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only…

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