Lent 2020

Lent 2020 – Week 7

Lent 2020 – Week 7 Welcome to the final week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: 1). Focus on the Lord’s Prayer = “For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” 2). Read Scripture = Psalm 147:1-20 3). Fasting = Tuesday breakfast and lunch The Lord’s Prayer How easy it is for us to think this whole thing is all about us! As humans, we fall prey to a selfish mentality on a…

Tests & Temptation

Grace Family, Praying everyone’s remaining safe in these strange times! Pastor Jeff asked me to update the Lenten devotional blog because we had a question via YouTube regarding the sermon from March 22, 2020 (The Lord’s Prayer). It’s fitting that this week’s Lenten Devotional focus line is “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” because the question was:  “I’ve been asked many times about the lead us not into temptation line. Is it at all saying it…

Lent 2020 – Week 6

Lent 2020 – Week 6 Welcome to the sixth week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: 1). Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” 2). Scripture = 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 3). Fasting = Tuesday breakfast and lunch The Lord’s Prayer Temptation is something we all struggle with to some degree. Some of us struggle more than others….and we are all tempted by different things. To some, it may be alcohol,…

Lent 2020 – Week 5

Lent 2020 – Week 5 Welcome to the fifth week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: 1).             Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “…and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” 2). Scripture = Colossians 3:12-17 3). Fasting = Tuesday breakfast and lunch The Lord’s Prayer What a whirlwind of emotions that have transpired over the last few weeks! God is good…..He is still in control……He’s not surprised by any of this……and maybe,…

“Give Us This Day our daily bread….”

Lent 2020 – Week 4 “Give us this day our daily bread….” What a great line in The Lord’s Prayer to be focusing on this week. In times like these, it’s vital for us to remember just exactly who it is that’s in control. Our God is so much bigger than the uncertainty! I completely understand how difficult it can be at times to loosen our grasp on things over which we’ve been given responsibility….and needs for which we’ve been…

Lent 2020 – Week 4

Lent 2020 – Week 4 Welcome to the fourth week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread…” Read Matthew 6:25-34 Fast Tuesday The Lord’s Prayer I think it’s safe to assume that we all worry about different things. This part of The Lord’s Prayer forces us to look at the fact that God is our Sustainer and Provider for every need…..He is Sovereign (in full control) and…

Soaking in Scripture

We have not encouraged you to read lots of Scripture during these 40 days, but have chosen to ask you to soak in a small amount of Scripture. Many of us are accustomed to bible reading plans where we read Scripture with the goal of reading lots of Scripture, but we are not as familiar with reading one passage of Scripture and letting the Holy Spirit draw out the depth of what this Scripture might mean for our lives. I…

Lent 2020 – Week 3

Lent 2020 – Week 3 Welcome to the third week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Read Hebrews 13:20-21 Fast Tuesday The Lord’s Prayer This portion of The Lord’s Prayer can be difficult to swallow for some of us. It forces us to think about our dreams, desires, circumstances, etc. a little differently. As you pray through this part…

Hallowed be thy name

Here is a short video that Carol Hall and I made about the Lord’s Prayer. This was a great discussion and I hope that it will encourage you to engage with the Lord’s Prayer on an even deeper level. Jeff https://media.blubrry.com/gracefs/p/gracefs.com/audio/Lent_2020-Week_2_wJeff_and_Carol.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:56 — 11.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS

Fasting

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting.  Truly, I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” …
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