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 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 21

 “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.” Psalm 42:5 Read Psalm 42 Silence Is Golden Silence isn’t always a bad thing, though in a world that is constantly moving and seemingly …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent Day – 20

  “2 If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if one loves God, one is known by him.”     1 Cor. 8:2-3 Read Cor. 8:1-13   The Real Goal of Lent Here, in St. Paul’s words to the Corinthians, we have the essence …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 19

  “5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief…”   Mark 6:5-6 Read Mark 1-13     Shazam Faith?   Marvel, what an intriguing word. It seems we seldom use it anymore except when …

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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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