Lent

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Lent Day 10: The King

by dardenne

“Father, thank you that you have raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at your right hand, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and above every name that is named.”
king of kingsPsalm 110 (ESV)

The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
The Lord sends forth from Zion[…]

Lent Day 9: The House

by dardenne

“God reads our hearts and edits our plans and our prayers so that they are far more than we would have dared to ask or imagine.”
red door2 Samuel 7:1-5, 11-17 (ESV)

Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.” And Nathan said […]

Lent Day 8: The Priest

by dardenne

“When we look at our own lives and the lives of those around us, we often ask the same question: How will God right the wrongs of the world?”
acts of justice1 Samuel 2:27-36 (ESV)

And there came a man of God to Eli and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Did I indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt subject to the house of Pharaoh? Did I choose him […]

Lent Day 7: The Prayer

by dardenne

“Help us to recognize and repent of our sin and put our strength in the Rock, your son, Jesus Christ.”
prayer1 Samuel 2:1-10 (ESV)

And Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my horn is exalted in the Lord.[…]

Lent Day 6: The Passover

by dardenne

passover“The primary thing God wants from us is trust… he wants our lives to issue in the acts of obedience that manifest our trust in him.”[…]

Lent Day 4: The Test

by dardenne

Leap of Faith
“Abraham’s declaration that God himself will provide the lamb… reminds us of God’s gift of the Lamb to save the world”

Lent Day 3: The Darkness

by dardenne

Promises of God
“When Jesus died, darkness fell over the land, and in that moment, we see the sacrifice God made in order to honor his promises to us”

Lent Day 2: The Bow

by dardenne

Sign of the Covenant
“On the cross… Jesus would die in darkness so that the brilliance of the glory of God’s saving plan would shine forth into our hearts.”

Lent Day 1: The Dust

by dardenne

Dust to Dust
“God does not respond lightly to sin. Death entered the world with sin, and all manner of sorrow, suffering and despair. But…Jesus would take upon himself a curse in order to redeem humanity’s status.”