Servants of Mercy

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." Matthew 5:7     As Christians, we talk a lot about grace. We’re saved by grace, and we couldn’t make it through a day without grace so it’s only natural that we think a lot about it. Brennen Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a few …

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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 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 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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