Tagged Lent

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…

To Finish the Phrase | A Prayer

  The words press off our lips with ready easy: “I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontus Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into…