On each of the Sundays of Lent, we have been looking at God’s grace. Trying to better understand this precious gift that God has bestowed upon us. Today we transition to the beginning of Holy Week. In this, the final week of Jesus’s earthly sojourn, we prepare to remember and experience the fullness of the Gospel’s promise for eternal life. The Sunday before Easter is … Continue reading Lent 2022 | 6th Sunday in Lent: Entrance
Every Sunday in Lent is a time of celebration. And in our journey through this season of Lent, we have been focusing our attention on God’s grace. Today we celebrate the volume of God’s grace. By volume, I mean the sheer amount of it as God has given it to us. Several weeks ago while serving on a spiritual retreat for youth, I was reminded … Continue reading Lent 2022 | 5th Sunday in Lent: Celebrate!
Of all the words that we learn in the Christian faith one of the greatest is grace. In this word we learn that God’s love for us is not based upon our failures but upon God’s character. That it does not matter where we might find ourselves in life’s journey God is able and willing to extend to us what we may never feel worthy … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 24: Grace
As we continue our journey through Lent each Sunday, we have been looking at one aspect of God’s grace. Today we will look at the majesty of God’s grace. The word majesty is one we don’t use very often anymore. But it’s one that describes a particular attribute of something of great value or of significant importance. One of the easiest examples of where this … Continue reading Lent 2022 | 3rd Sunday in Lent: Celebrate!
Mercy has often been defined as not getting what we truly deserve. I find this to be a helpful definition. But it only paints a part of the picture. The Christian life calls us to look at the world around us through new eyes. It is an intentional effort to re-program our thinking to be more consistent with the character of God. But this can … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 11: Mercy
Every Sunday in Lent gives us an opportunity to look back over where we have been in the previous week. Throughout this series, each Sunday will focus on a particular aspect of the grace of God. It can be easy for us to think about God’s grace, and think that we understand it. The truth is God’s grace is always more profound than we can … Continue reading Lent 2022 | 2nd Sunday in Lent: Celebrate!