Tag Archives: Lent

Lent – Day 40 – Jesus Questions

“Do you finally believe?” (John 16:31) This is it. The final day of Lent. The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And what a terrific question for us to close our fasting experience together. In John 16, we find … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 39 – Jesus Questions

“Why ask me about what is good? Only God is good.” (Matthew 19:17) Today we commemorate Good Friday. Ultimately, of course, it’s a matter of perspective. What was “good” about the crucifixion? What was “good” about the hypocrisy of the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 38 – Jesus Questions

“What do you mean, ‘If I can?’” (Mark 9:23) Many of us doubt God; not the existence of God, but the power of God. I can understand it. We all have to grapple at some point with one of the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 37 – Jesus Questions

“How does that concern you and Me?” (John 2:4) The wedding was in full swing and apparently Jesus knew the bride and groom. He and His disciples (a newly forming group) were invited. His mother Mary was there too. And … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 36 – Jesus Questions

“Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” (Matthew 8:26) When I was about 12 years old, my father built me a small sailing dinghy (a Manly Junior) which I would sail out on Sydney Harbor. On one occasion the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 35 – Jesus Questions

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again?” (Matthew 5:13) Yesterday (Palm Sunday) we started Holy Week — the last week of Lent, the … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 34 – Jesus Questions

“Why all this weeping and commotion?” (Mark 5:39) Sometimes we just don’t see it coming! The 12-year-old daughter of Jairus, a beloved synagogue official, has died. Jairus had rushed to reach Jesus in time, but failed. And while he tried to … Continue reading

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