Tag Archives: Lent

A Progressive Fast

Lent has launched. This past Wednesday (yesterday) was Ash Wednesday, and millions of Christians around the world have now begun a fast; not as a way to get God’s attention, but as a way for Him to get ours. Fasting … Continue reading

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My Latest Book (in time for Lent)

Dear friends – Lent starts on Wednesday next week! I’m delighted to let you know that I have updated, edited, and turned my 2016 Lenten series “Reflections Through Romans” into a 130-page book. This 40-day guide through Lent is now … Continue reading

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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┬ásailing dinghy (a Manly Junior) which I would sail out on Sydney Harbor. On one occasion the … Continue reading

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