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 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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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 – 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 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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