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Lent 2018 - Wednesday, February 28

Posted by The Rev. Steve Best on

1 Corinthians 5:3-4. I have already pronounced judgment in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing. The Apostle Paul wrote these words many centuries ago and yet it still finds a foothold in our modern world. Here, Paul writes to a group of fledgling Christians in...

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Lent 2018 - Tuesday, February 27

Posted by Lorraine McReynolds on

Psalm 58:10. The righteous will be glad when they see the vengeance; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked. I admit that when I first read this passage, I grumbled to my husband Jesse about its seeming lack of contemporary relevance, especially the reference to “the...

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Lent 2018 - Monday, February 26

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

Psalm 27:14. Though my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will sustain me. Among the most profound of all our fears is the fear of abandonment. And the worst sort of abandonment would be abandonment by our mothers and fathers. Unthinkable. Not long after my mother died (my father had...

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Lent 2018 - Sunday, February 25

Posted by Marilyn Pedersen on

Psalm 139:20. Do I not hate those, O Lord, who hate you? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? Look at me, Lord! I’m on your team. I’m a Christian and proud of it! Hold on…you told me to love my enemies. Wait a minute…the spotlight shouldn’t be...

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Lent 2018 - Saturday, February 24

Posted by Elizabeth Zobel on

Psalm 40:1. I waited patiently upon the Lord, he stooped to me and heard my cry. My father’s last days were excruciating! A week of no sleep, visitors coming to say “good-bye”, watching paternal grandparents in unspeakable grief...... I prayed, cried, ranted, asked God...

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Lent 2018 - Friday, February 23

Posted by Richard Rogers on

Mark 2:5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” A group of men who knew of Jesus’ healing ministry were filled with compassion for a paralytic who was unable to approach Jesus, due to the crowds surrounding him. They took him...

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Lent 2018 - Thursday, February 22

Posted by John and Trish Heller on

Hebrews 4:9-10. So then, a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God; for those who enter God’s rest also cease from their labors as God did from his. We just returned from a wonderful trip to Hawaii. ‘Wonderful,’ because after months of planning, our time away was...

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LENT 2018 - Wednesday, February 21

Posted by Nathan Rosnow on

1 Corinthians 1:28-29. God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. Have you ever felt “not good enough” or “out of your league” in your daily life or...

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LENT 2018 - Tuesday, February 20

Posted by Pat Hughes on

Genesis 37:9. He had another dream, and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have had another dream; the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” This verse is part of the narrative about Joseph where he has two prophetic dreams that describe his future...

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LENT 2018 - Monday, February 19

Posted by Tim Blok on

Romans 10:10. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. As a child, there were moments when I was sure I could fly. They came during church, infrequently, and often in the midst of a tiring or frustrating sermon. Instead of...

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