Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 32

“7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.”   2 Cor. 4:7 2 Cor. 4:1-12 Jars of Clay Have you ever wondered why there are some things in life you just can’t seem to do, no matter how hard you try? Many …

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Raised form the Ashes: Lent Day – 31

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.” Psalm 23:1 Read Psalm 23 A Question of Want Humans have a natural propensity for want. It seems to have nothing to do with what we have, we just want more. Look at most any person’s closet or pantry, and you will find an …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 29

23 And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”   Mark 9:23-24 Read Mark 9:14-29 If! “If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you.” Those of you who …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 28

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.   1 Cor. 12:27 Read 1 Cor. 12:27-13:3 The Perfect Body For a society that is quite preoccupied with our bodies, we seem to know little about our true body. From advertising images to social media, marketing campaigns always show us images of …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 27

“33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men.”   Mark 8:33 Read Mark 8:27-9:1 What Side Are You On? Have you ever found yourself on the wrong side of an argument, when you knew you had …

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Raised form the Ashes: Lent – Day 26

12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.” Mark 8:12 Read Mark 8:11-26 Signs “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blockin out the scenery, breakin my mind. Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 25

2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat;   Mark 8:2 Read Mark 8:1-10 Fast Until You’re Full How goes your fast? We are 25 days into Lent, and some of you are fasting, I’m sure. Fasting is an often misunderstood discipline. If …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 24

37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.” Mark 7:37 Read Mark 7:24-37 The Astonishing Jesus Jesus is astonishing, isn’t He? I think so, but so many people don’t. Jesus’ ministry was so astonishing because the people alive at that …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 23

 “6 Now these things are warnings for us, not to desire evil as they did.” 1 Cor. 10:6 Read 1 Cor. 10:1-13 The Desires of the Heart It is said that in tough times our true character is revealed. What we really desire in our hearts is what we really lean toward in difficult times. St. …

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