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Lent 2018: Day Seventeen

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Erwin McManus tells the story of being given … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Sixteen

Numbers 13:16

These were the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses changed the name of Hoshea son of Nun to Joshua.

A few weeks ago, I was in San Diego for a … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Fifteen

Luke 24:2-3

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.

On his first day at preschool, my two year old son, Taniela Wesley DC Moa, could not wait … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Fourteen

Luke 23:34

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

What do you do when you are wronged? We all know the Sunday School Answer; that is, as Christians we are called to … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirteen

Luke 19:38

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!

We are made to worship, and that means that we all worship something. It may be our … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Twelve

Luke 12:32

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

This passage is preceded by a whole paragraph of Jesus saying, “do not worry about your life, what you will … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Eleven

Mark 9:35

He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”

What were these ordinary fisher-folk thinking when Jesus called them to be disciples? Were … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Ten

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Nine

Matthew 6:9-10

Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Kara Powell and Brad Griffin in their book, Stickyfaith, describe ways … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Eight

Matthew 5:7-8

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

As we enter the eighth day of our Lenten season, we are reminded of Jesus’ sermon on the … Read More