Everything listed under: Lent

  • Our Best Isn't Good Enough!

    “You have heard that it was said to people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ will have to answer to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of hell fire.   Read More...

  • Our Sins Are Gone Forever

    As distant as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our rebellious acts from us. Psalm 103:12When I was a kid, we played lots of baseball. We played our league games at the city park just down the road. By one of the diamonds there was a lagoon out in left field which seemed like it was a mile away.   Read More...

  • Be Careful that you do not fall

    Let him who thinks he stands be careful that he does not fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12 EHV)When little children are just beginning to stand or walk, they truly enjoy their new-found freedom. After months of being held by mom and dad they are finally “on their own.” With huge smiles on their faces they pull themselves up by a chair/couch/table leg; or start to talk or trot with the cutest of giggles, finally able to roam free—wherever they want. Of course Mom or Dad is usually...  Read More...

  • Do not Fear; God is with You

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(Isaiah41:10 NIV84)What are you afraid of? Why?   Read More...

  • Approaching God with Confidence

    For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin.  So let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16 EHV)Have you ever met with someone famous? If so, how did you feel going into that meeting? If you are a big fan of that person you could be excited—maybe you were meeting yo...  Read More...

  • Who Is God?

    Jesus said,"It is finished!” Then, bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.(John 19:30)If you want to know about God, where would you look? For some people the question is irrelevant because they say, “There is no God.” Others say, “God exists but cannot be known.” Others suggest, “God lives in you, so meditate and get to know yourself and then you will know God.”The Christian answer is different. To know God, you need to know Jesus.   Read More...

  • To Lead to Repentance

    If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For by doing this you will heap burning coals on his head. (Romans 12:20 EHV)If you were daring enough to drive through the snow and the ice this past Sunday, watched our service online, or read through this past Sunday’s readings, then you are aware of the commands that the Lord laid before us in our lessons for the week. In our gospel lesson (Luke 6:27-38) the Lord commands us to, Love your enemies.   Read More...

  • I Have Sinned!

    Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin.” (2 Samuel 12:13)We’ve all seen scenes like this before. A person is accused of doing something wrong that could hurt them or their jobs, and what do they almost always do? First, there will be a denial.   Read More...