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Day 20: Strength

Author: Sallie Ross (wife of our Bishop Ken Ross) wrote a full lent devotional a few years ago. We’ll be using a few selections from it during our church’s observation of lent. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:7 I have to confess that a cursory reading [...]

By | 2014-03-27T09:02:27+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 20: Strength

Day 19: Acceptance

Author: Ben McClatchey Title: Acceptance Scripture: Titus 2:11 We have all heard "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that who so ever believes on him shall not parish but have everlasting life" (John 3: 16).  Comforting, but like so many other "bus passages" I rarely step back and think [...]

By | 2014-03-26T13:14:11+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 19: Acceptance

Day 18: Declare His Glory

Author: Sallie Ross (wife of our Bishop Ken Ross) wrote a full lent devotional a few years ago.  We'll be using a few selections from it during our church's observation of lent. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:3 There is no limit to the expansiveness of the [...]

By | 2014-03-24T10:16:19+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 18: Declare His Glory

Day 17: What is due the Lord?

Author: Sallie Ross (wife of our Bishop Ken Ross) wrote a full lent devotional a few years ago.  We'll be using a few selections from it during our church's observation of lent. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Psalm 96:8 What is due the [...]

By | 2014-03-24T10:14:16+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 17: What is due the Lord?

Day 16: Hardness of Heart

Author: Sallie Ross (wife of our Bishop Ken Ross) wrote a full lent devotional a few years ago.  We'll be using a few selections from it during our church's observation of lent. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. Psalm 95:7b- 8a There are often many conversations that go on in [...]

By | 2014-03-24T10:17:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 16: Hardness of Heart

Day 15: The Bigness of God

Author: Sallie Ross (wife of our Bishop Ken Ross) wrote a full lent devotional a few years ago.  We'll be using a few selections from it during our church's observation of lent. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth, and [...]

By | 2014-03-21T09:20:48+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 15: The Bigness of God

Day 14: On the Lord’s Prayer

Topic: On the Lord’s Prayer Author: Bob O'Brien During most of the services of the church the prayer we call the Lord’s Prayer is prayed, but we read this in Matthew chapter 6: “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:” (Matthew 6:9 [...]

By | 2014-03-20T10:02:56+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 14: On the Lord’s Prayer

Day 13: Heaven

Title: Heaven Author: Ben Hughes Heaven has become somewhat of a cliché in our society.  We throw around terms and phrases like “the pearly gates,” or “being in a better place” so quickly and cheaply that we, at best, can only half believe that our words actually signify anything.  Everyone seems to have their own [...]

By | 2014-03-10T11:47:17+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 13: Heaven

Day 12: Treasure in Heaven

Topic: Treasure in Heaven Author: Bob O’Brien Text: Matthew 6:19-21 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For [...]

By | 2014-03-08T09:29:27+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 12: Treasure in Heaven

Day 11: Character

Topic: Character: Author: John Lauer Text: Matthew 5:16 When I was younger, most of the adults having contact with me would say; “he is a character”!  What I did not comprehend at that time was being a character was not the same as having character.  Further in life I learned the difference between moral character [...]

By | 2014-03-07T15:18:29+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 11: Character