Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent are just around the corner. As this season of Lent approaches, many of us think about something to “give up.” Unfortunately, these things often have little impact upon our life and walk with Christ. With that said, I would like to offer up "40 things to give up for Lent." But this list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life. Get the 40-Day Lenten … [Read More...]
Theme for the Week: Relationships The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one… (John 17:22, ESV) This week we will be exploring relationships. You may be familiar with Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. The List includes: Physiological needs Safety needs Love and belonging Esteem Self-actualization Self-transcendence The first two things on that list are a matter of life and death. They are of first importance. But you will notice that the third thing on the list is “love and belonging.” It would be easy to dismiss … [Read More...]
Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might . . . (Ephesians 1:18–19, ESV) Where are you going? Our family has been talking about summer vacation. We have been considering different destinations. It is fun to think about all the different possibilities of the places we could go. We could go to the beach, the mountains, or the city. The possibilities … [Read More...]
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,” (1 Corinthians 6:19, ESV) The Bible does not discuss the topic of fitness in great detail. One verse that is alway associated with the topic is 1 Corinthians 6:19. Here were are told that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. But the context of this verse is not about fitness. It is about sexual immorality. One of the reasons I believe that fitness is not specifically addressed is because the world of the Bible was different than today. Life was much more … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.
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