19 Mar 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 15

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 15

Scripture:  Mark 10:35-45: James & John had no idea what JESUS meant about “drinking the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized” (v. 38). The cup was the death He was about to endure.  If you want to rule with JESUS in His glory then you […]

15 Mar 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 11

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 11

Read Matthew 5:43-48 Love your enemies and so prove yourself to be what you are—a child of God. That is, show you are a child of God by acting the way your Father acts. If you are his, then his character is in you, and you will be inclined to do what he does. God […]

14 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 10

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent:  Day 10

Read  Psalm 130:1-8 and Matthew 5:20-26 A huge part of celebrating the season of Lent focuses on the redemptive work of GOD through the death, burial, and resurrection of JESUS.  A huge part of JESUS’ redemptive work in us is the part about dying to our self . . . our flesh, and yielding to […]

13 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 9

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent:  Day 9

Read Matthew 7:7-12: During Lent we remember that the death of Jesus is the foundation for all the promises of God and all the answers to prayer that we ever get. This is why we say “in Jesus’ name” at the end of our prayers. Everything depends on him. In this scripture we hear with […]

12 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 8

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 8

Read:  Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Luke 11:29-32 Psalm 51 is one of the best examples of the heart GOD desires for us all.  This is a picture of how to be crushed with guilt well.  During this season of Lent may HOLY SPIRIT make it so in our hearts.    What makes a […]

11 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 7

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 7

Read Isaiah 58 and Matthew 9: 14-15 A big part of Lent involves fasting.  It is vitally important that our fasting comes from a pure heart.  This is an incredible statement on fasting:  “Fasting is, as much as lies in us, an imitation of the angels, a contemning of things present, a school of prayer, […]

10 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big: Lent: Day 6

Celebrating Easter Big:  Lent: Day 6

Read Matthew 25:31-46:   A big part of the season of Lent is that we take focus off self and come back to GOD.  One of the most important and most impactful scriptures in my life has been Matthew 22:36-40 which is often called the Great Commandment.  Basically, it can be summed up . . . […]

6 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 2

Celebrating Easter Big — Lent: Day 2

Luke 9:20-25: [20] “But who do you say that I Am?”  And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of GOD.”  [21]But He warned them & instructed them not to tell this to anyone, [22] saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things & be rejected by the elders & chief priests & scribes, & be […]

6 Mar 2014

Celebrating Easter 2014 Large – Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent

Celebrating Easter 2014 Large – Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent

As followers of JESUS let us enter into the season of Lent with an earnest desire to call ourselves and other believers to prepare for an incredible celebration of the death, burial, and resurrection of Messiah JESUS.  From this day forward, through Holy Saturday, let us prepare.  And after spending these days of preparation my […]