Posts tagged with: Lent

Facing Our Failures in Lent

Facing my failures? No thanks. If you’re anything like me, facing your failures has the potential to be a quick slide down a mental spiral.

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Resources for Lent

In the early church, some Christians began observing a special season to help them prepare for Good Friday and Easter. For forty days, not counting Sundays, Jesus’ followers focused on repentance and turning to God in faith.

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Meeting Jesus in Our Suffering

In our times of pain, God supplies, not only hope, but also the Holy Spirit, who reassures us of God’s presence, love, and grace.

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Trusting God in Suffering

How can I trust God when I’m suffering?

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

God’s love for us is steadfast even in times of loss and sorrow.

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Here’s a Wild Ride!

Sometimes faith in God can be comforting and reassuring. Sometimes, however, it can be a wild ride.

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Is God My Enemy?

When we go through times of suffering and disillusionment, it can feel as if God has abandoned us. Worse still, it can seem as if God has become our enemy.

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Minuet—Take Heart, He is Good (Part 2)

Leaders hear the sound of God wandering through the broken relationships in all of creation with resolve.

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Minuet—Take Heart, He is Good (Part 1)

Joseph had some dreams that reminded him that God was involved and present.

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Permission to Grieve

Scripture gives us permission to grieve. Though offering plenty of hope and comfort, the Bible provides many examples of godly people expressing their sadness openly and freely.

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Whose Sins Should We Confess?

Though some are quick to point fingers of judgment at others, Scripture teaches us to attend to our own failures and shortcomings.

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Does God Make Us Suffer?

Though God’s ways are often hard to understand, God’s love for us is utterly reliable.

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Yes, Life is Hard

The biblical book of Lamentations recognizes the hardness of life.

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Lamentations in Lent

God wants to hear what is real in our lives, including our struggles and disappointments.

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Pointed Towards the Cross

Jesus Christ covenanted to love us until the end. That is why he pointed himself to walk the road to the cross. This Lent, may we walk it with him.

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