Raised from the Ashes: Easter Sunday

Raised from the Ashes: Easter Sunday   “The Lord your God is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love;” Zephaniah 3:17 Read Zephaniah 3:14-20 What is the one thing in your life you wish you could do, but don’t know …

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Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week – Thursday

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 Read John 1:1-13 A Night of Shadows (From my Tenebrae Service Homily) As we gather tonight in the shadows, we hear the words of scripture and we let our hearts and minds meditate on what it might have been like …

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Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week Wednesday

13 You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. John 13:13-14 Read John 13:1-17 Smelly Feet When you really love someone, you can put up with a lot of things – …

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Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week Tuesday

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor. 1:18 Read 1 Cor. 18-31 The Daily Cross As we journey through Holy Week, we are drawing ever nearer the source of our power as believers. The …

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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 35

7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice! Psalm 95:7 Read Psalm 95 The Voice I don’t care much for the sheep analogy scripture presents for those who belong to God. Sheep may be …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 33

“15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:15 Read Mark 10:1-16 It’s All About Jesus There are very few things at which we adults do our best when acting like a child. In fact, it’s really quite annoying when you see …

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