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 34

2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no one living be justified.     Psalm 143:2 Read Psalm 141 & 143 The Motivation of Mercy It’s human nature to try and justify our actions. We take offense if someone challenges our way, and we try to defend our actions …

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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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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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