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LENTEN DAILY SCRIPTURE

There are many ways to think about the meanings of Lent.
Worship and Music team members suggest messages of scripture in answer to this prompt:

When I think of the season of Lent, I think of:

Self Examination

Psalm 139:23-24 ESV
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

1 Peter 1:13 ESV
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
 
The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
 
God’s Love
 
Mark 15:34
‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’
We are loved so much - God turned from His only Son in that moment, to save humanity!
 
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
 

Galatians 2:20 ESV
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Lessons in Living
 

Micah 6:8 ESV
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Joshua 1:9
“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

WORDS to SCRIPTURE

What do you think of when you hear the words Advent or Christmas? Several church members offered these thoughts that will be posted during the remaining days of Advent 2020. Check in every couple of days to read Scripture messages as they are added.

Hope
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. Peter 1:13

Waiting
The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. Luke 3:1

Song
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2

Hope
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Song
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Hope
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Peter 5:10

Anticipation
Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I'm creating: I'll create Jerusalem as sheer joy, create my people as pure delight. Isaiah 65 : 18

Joy
“When they saw the star, they were filled with JOY!” Matt. 2:10

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