Category Archives: Celebrate Lent

The season of “Lent” is the 40 day period prior to Easter (in remembrance of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness prior to the start of His ministry) during which Christians particularly practice introspection, prayer and fasting in order to deepen our relationship to God.

We Are His Witnesses

Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews.  Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the … Continue reading

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Love Doesn’t Let Go Day 39

Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples … Continue reading

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Love Embodied Day 38

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace … Continue reading

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Pointing to Christ Day 37

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; … Continue reading

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God’s Unfailing Love Day 36

If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god, would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? Yet for your sake we face death all … Continue reading

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Pilate’s Dilemma

“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. – Matthew 27:22 Pontius Pilate was the consummate politician.  He had risen to the Governorship of Judea by his wits, his political savvy, and his instincts.  … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Power Day 35

I thank God… as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first … Continue reading

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Love the Bully Day 34

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes … Continue reading

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Indestructible Love Day 33

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from … Continue reading

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Love at First Sight Day 32

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of the leopards. You have … Continue reading

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