Counting the Cost, Answering the Call

Sunday, March 10    FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Counting the Cost, Answering the Call Mark 1:16:20; Luke 14:25-33 NRSV And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:18) Is there tension between your obedience and God’s call?  Just go! God is already...

Faithful Witness through Suffering

Saturday, March 9 Faithful Witness through Suffering 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 NRSV (A)s servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities. (2 Corinthians 6:4) Satan’s tactic is to magnify situations to...

Suffering and Knowing Christ Jesus

Friday, March 8 Suffering and Knowing Christ Jesus Philippians 3:7-16 NRSV More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish,...

The Father Honors Those Who Follow

Thursday, March 7 The Father Honors Those Who Follow John 12:20-26 NRSV Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor. (John 12:26) Serving Christ brings invaluable rewards. What new service...

The Lord’s Call and Family Conflict

Wednesday, March 6          ASH WEDNESDAY The Lord’s Call and Family Conflict Matthew 10:34-39 NRSV Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39) The call to serve God wholeheartedly might challenge...

It’s Hard to Enter the Kingdom

Tuesday, March 5 It’s Hard to Enter the Kingdom Mark 10:23-31 NRSV It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:25) Even as you rejoice and give thanks for how God has blessed you, think...