Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week Monday

17 And he taught, and said to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 Read Mark 11:12-25 Is Your Temple Clean? When I was younger, and was beginning to study the meaning of scripture, …

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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 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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