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...]
“Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.” (Philippians 4:14, ESV) Today’s devotion is more directed to our men reading this than the women. The reason is that women tend to have more true friendships than men do. I see this in church. On any given Sunday, there are typically more women in church than there are men. This is true in most any church in America. The women come, and they interact with one another. They talk about life and all the other things that women talk about. But for many of these women, their husbands are sitting at home, alone. Many of these men are not interested … [Read More...]
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32, ESV) The Cost of Forgiveness Forgiveness does not come easy. Jesus died for our forgiveness. There was a price paid. When we go back the Old Testament, a sacrifice was offered for sin. You would take an innocent lamb. The lamb had not done anything, but your sin would cost that lamb his life. When you entered into the temple, you would sense death. You would hear the lambs being slaughtered. You would smell the flesh being burned. You would see the blood draining off the altar. It … [Read More...]
Over the last few years, I have taken several trips to Haiti. Our church has participated in sponsoring an orphanage, and we even started a new 501c3 called the Haitian Children’s Ministry. This ministry is a passion of mine. I was in Haiti a few weeks ago and was on the campus of Mission of Hope, Haiti. Mission of Hope is a wonderful organization that is doing some tremendous things in that country. One of the most significant things they do is deliver 93,000 meals every day to children in orphanages and schools. I was able to visit the warehouse where they keep the food and witnessed first … [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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