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Lent VI- Friday

Many problems arise when there are qualifications for understanding our faith enough. At which point is our knowledge sufficient or sincere enough for forgiveness? I know more about my faith now than I did when I was in high school. God’s forgiveness is a gift we didn’t choose. God will act upon His own decision Read More »

Lent VI- Thursday

Each of us has a preferred self that we’ve designed. Because we believe that we can construct a better existence than the one that God has given us. The problem is that something is always stopping us from reaching this preferred self. And we do this in several ways: we tell ourselves, “If I only Read More »

Lent VI- Wednesday

Anyone who calls themselves a Christian becomes a teacher of the faith by default. When people know that we are Christians we are the examples of what the redeemed life in Jesus looks like. However, the Church has never been made up of perfect saints. The church is full of sinners. It’s led by sinners. Read More »

Lent VI- Tuesday

Lots of things lay claim to our priorities, our time, and our resources, but there is a counter reality that Jesus offers that brings us together. We call it fellowship, but that doesn’t get to the heart of the word. Biblical fellowship isn’t just having a potluck occasionally or even having lots of friends in Read More »

Lent VI- Monday

The mercy of Jesus Christ is for fatigued souls and weary minds. People can be awfully hard on themselves, but there’s no Biblical mandate for this. We don’t receive mercy because we’re failures. Through mercy Jesus takes the weight of life off of us. The Christian faith makes the most sense to people who recognize Read More »

Lent V- Friday

God wants us to be busy and such but, what God really wants to share with us is love. We often think God demands a hundred other things from us: our money, our time, our effort, our will, our obedience. However, when we really love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, and mind Read More »

Lent V- Thursday

The forces against us are far more dangerous than we can see or imagine. I think we expect that when we are walking in God’s will that we won’t face any hardship because of it. I know the Bible doesn’t say that, but a part of me feels that should be true. However, we should Read More »

Lent V- Wednesday

Why is it that in books and movies the image of heaven feels like it’s missing something? I think it’s because all we see is architecture. But that’s not how we’re introduced to the New Heaven and Earth in the Bible. It’s a relationship; they are described joining together like a bride and groom. All Read More »

Lent V-Tuesday

Our actions don’t earn us merit with God, but they tell us why we live a certain way. Work alone does not give us salvation; salvation has to proceed from faith in Jesus Christ. However, we are all equipped from the moment we are born with these incredible tools for living. It is only when Read More »

Lent V-Monday

Jesus didn’t have the hardest time with people who sinned, but the people who thought they could control sin. We would think that being in control of our lives would offer this incredible sense of peace and well-being, but when we strive for more control we find the opposite is true. When we take the Read More »