Tagged Lent

Just as He Said | Day XXX

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  John 14:18-19 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see Me. Because…

Just as He Said | Day XXVIII

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  John 10:17-18 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it…

Just as He Said | Day XXII

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Zechariah 12:10  “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on…

Just as He Said | Day XX

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not…

Just as He Said | Day XIII

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the many, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul to…

Just as He Said | Day IX

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed…

Just as He Said | 30 Days of Messianic Prophecy

Day 1: An Invitation There is a trend in women’s Bible studies that I have noticed over the last several years. Many approach God’s Word for what it can offer by way of comfort, inspiration, or consolation. While the Word of God certainly holds forth all of these things, there’s a tinge of self-interest embedded…

Lent: What we Evangelicals get Wrong

Evangelical Christianity in the West is highly praised (and rightly so) for the high view of grace it holds out. But what do we lose if, in our high view of grace, we have garnered a low view of the spiritual disciplines? Have we, amid our “once saved, always saved” mantras, lost a holy sense…

We Have Already Forgotten | A Prayer

It’s only been a week. And we have already forgotten. We ate our feasts and found our eggs and wore our best pastels. But now there only remains the Easter candy we bought on sale and cold ham in the refrigerator. We’ve hung up our dresses and tucked our Bibles away again. We’ll wear them…

Alive Indeed | A Prayer

  Christ has risen! Indeed, we cry routinely enough. Christ has risen indeed. On this cold, pale blue morning we recite our affectionate gratitude for Your plans beyond our expectations for Your life beyond the grave for Your promises beyond our hope. The morning scene is serene enough to sentimentalize us, and for even this we…