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: AWE

Ephesians 1 It is important for us to remind ourselves of the message of the Gospel because it stirs our heart affections to serve Jesus with all of our heart, soul, strength, and might. When we do, we stand in awe of who He is and what He has done. No longer do the cares…

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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: MERCY

Mercy is God’s goodness to pardon the judgment our sins deserve. In other words, it is God’s act of forgiveness. According to Scripture, we all deserve the death penalty for our sin (Rom. 6:23) and condemnation for eternity (Rev. 20:12-15). When we gaze at what we really deserve…mercy takes on a whole new meaning. WHAT…

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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: ATONE

We need saving. According to Hebrews 9:22, “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.” What in the world does that mean? If we dive into the Old Testament, we see God’s plan starting to unfold to send Jesus to atone for our sins. Every book of the OT is pointing us to…

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