Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 18

  “But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.” Mark 5:33 Read Mark 5:21-43     The Whole Truth     When we take the witness stand in a courtroom, we put our left hand on the …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 17

  “For he himself knows whereof we are made; he remembers that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:14 Read Psalm 103 He Remembers Some people live as though they think they will live forever, as though they are indestructible. They never seem to live with eternity in mind. Their present lives are all that matters …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent, Day – 16

“But it is good for me to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge.” Psalm 73:28 Read Psalm 73 The Chameleon People are like Chameleons; we have a tendency to start looking like our surroundings. That’s why Lent is so important. We need strategic times when we spend more time with …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 15

“O God, why have you utterly cast us off? why is your wrath so hot against the sheep of your pasture?”   Psalm 74:1 Read Psalm 74     Why?     'Why' is the most common question in all of life. It's asked by toddlers, teenagers, and adults over and over. I guess you …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 14

“Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?” 1 Cor. 6:7b Read 1 Cor. 5:9-6:10   Why Not? We definitely have an aversion to suffering in our culture. I know, nobody should want to suffer, right? Only a masochist would choose to suffer, right? Perhaps, but what of the person who chooses to …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent, Day – 13

  “So will I always sing the praise of your Name, and day by day I will fulfill my vows.” Psalm 61:8 Read Psalm 61:1-8 How Are You Doing? As we are now in the second full week of Lent, some of you may be growing weary of your discipline. There is something exhilarating about …

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Raised form the Ashes: Lent Day – 12

“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.” 1 Cor. 4:20 Read 1 Cor. 4:8-21 Cheap Talk Talk is cheap, unless of course that talk gets you in trouble, then it could prove very expensive. I think that proverbial saying says what St. Paul was telling the Corinthians. The great …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent-Day 10, In Memory of My Father

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." John 5:24 Read John 5:24-30 Lent-Day 9 had no post as I was officiating at my father's funeral. Day -10 is In …

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Raised form the Ashes: Lent – Day 8

Lent – Wednesday, Day 8 “ For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 3:11 Read 1 Cor. 2:14-3:15 Be Careful How You Build I’ve always admired those who could draw up a plan to build something and then do it, and do it well. …

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Raised From the Ashes: Lent – Day 7

Lent – Wednesday, Day 7 “And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed” Mark 1:35 Read Mark 1:29-45   Lonely Places Generally speaking, loneliness is not good for us humans. However, we can acknowledge that there are times when we need …

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