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.

Service

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many. – Matthew 20:28 Jesus was an uncommon child, an unlikely leader, an unfathomable sacrifice. Service … Continue reading

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The Bargain

When Judas, who had betrayed Him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. – Matthew 27:3 Judas had … Continue reading

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Unheeded Warning

“… but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” Abraham said to him, “If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.” – Luke … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Availability

…their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and [then] He disappeared from their sight. – Luke 24:31 After His resurrection from death, on the road to Emmaus, Jesus walked and talked with disciples that did not recognize Him – … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

…walk in newness of life. – Romans 6:4b The butterfly begins its life as an ugly, blind, worm-like creature confined to the ground and considered a pest. Yet the lowly caterpillar has the opportunity for transformation into one the most … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Wherever He went, village or town or country crossroads, they brought their sick to the marketplace and begged Him to let them touch the edge of His coat—that’s all. And whoever touched Him became well. – Mark 6:56 The Master’s … Continue reading

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Partnership

If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. … Continue reading

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The Prescription

The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 God has given us the prescription, … Continue reading

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Too Much

…do this in remembrance of me. – Luke 22:19 In His time, Jesus was considered outrageous, renegade, and even irreverent. He loved too much, forgave too much, gave too much of Himself for too many. He wore a cloak of … Continue reading

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Child-Like

He put a child in the middle of the room. Then, cradling the little one in His arms, He said, “Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces Me, and far more than Me—God who sent Me.” – … Continue reading

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