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Day 10: The Value of Scripture

Topic: The Value of Scripture Author: Bob O’Brien Text: 2 Timothy 3:16 - 17 ESV All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. This is a very true passage. There is profit [...]

By | 2014-03-05T14:24:18+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 10: The Value of Scripture

Day 9: Forgiveness

Topic: Forgiveness Author: Mike Jorgensen Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead [...]

By | 2014-03-14T09:33:22+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 9: Forgiveness

Day 8: Can You Hear Me Now?

Title: Can You Hear Me Now? Author: Sallie Taylor Text: John 8:47 When cell phones were just becoming popular, a well known advertising line was “Can you hear me now?” The ad gave the impression of two persons engaged in conversation using a cell phone connection. The problem was that only one of the parties [...]

By | 2014-03-06T08:33:28+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 8: Can You Hear Me Now?

Day 7: Wisdom

Topic: Wisdom Author: Bob O’Brien Text: Proverbs 3:29-32 Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you. Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways, for the devious person [...]

By | 2014-03-05T14:23:23+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 7: Wisdom

Day 6: Trust

Topic: Trust Text: Luke 18:9-14 Author: Mike Jorgensen Luke is very clever with how he writes his gospel.  More than a few times, we can learn the subject of Jesus parable in Luke’s introduction to the parable.  When we examine the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, we see that Jesus is speaking to “some who trusted in [...]

By | 2014-03-05T14:22:36+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 6: Trust

Day 5: Love

Title: What is Love? Author: Ben Hughes Ben is an MDiv student at Covenant Theological Seminary, he and his wife have been worshipping with us (and helping lead worship) this year. I recently read a Christian mystic who made the claim that the highest form of love thinks nothing of itself.  Love, he said, begins [...]

By | 2014-03-11T14:28:12+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 5: Love

Day 4: God’s Grace is Greater than Your Sin

Author: Susan Wallace Text: IS 58: 1-9A, PS 51: 3-4, 5-6AB, 18-19, MT 9:14-15 Susan is a theology student at SLU and has been worshipping with us for several months.  Her devotion was published by SLU's lent blog and can be found here: http://lentatslu.blogspot.com/ The season of Lent is placed in the liturgical calendar to invite Christians to reflect [...]

By | 2014-03-07T15:24:43+00:00 March 8th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 4: God’s Grace is Greater than Your Sin

Day 3: Worship

Topic: Worship Author: Todd Perkins Text: John 21:15-17 When one considers how to worship the Lord God, it would seem that even the idea is immediately challenged by this thought: “How could the Infinite, Holy, Perfect and Almighty God accept a human’s limited expression of praise to Him?”  Thankfully, the sacrificial work by Jesus on [...]

By | 2014-03-05T14:21:19+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 3: Worship

Day 2: Orienting Towards Lent

The  following is a post about lent from our Bishop Ken Ross.  The original article can be found here: http://www.pearusa.org/ Lent is meant to take us on a journey which brings us to a greater awareness of our need for Jesus, and thus a greater celebration of Easter. This is why Lent is marked by repentance. [...]

By | 2014-03-06T08:29:04+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 2: Orienting Towards Lent

Day 1: Lent – A Call To Return

 Joel 2:12-13 "Yet even now return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.  Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love..." I was raised in revival-style Christianity.  Every year [...]

By | 2014-03-05T13:17:33+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 1: Lent – A Call To Return