Archive for February 2013

Satan’s Cunning Deception

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Today you get both, the picture and the thousand words. This past week a dear friend of mine shared the picture abovewith me. Itwas painted by James Jacques Joseph Tissot who was aFrench painter. Tissot painted many pictures illustrating scenes from theBible; however, todayI…

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Lenten Self Evaluation

I must always give credit where credit is due and what I am about to share with you I have borrowed heavily, with permission, froma sermon my pastor in Hendersonville NC gave a few weeks ago. I thought this self-evaluation could give all of us a good tool for self-examination, contemplation and prayer during Lent.…

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Forty Letters for Lent

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday is the day that many Christian denominations will once again begin the observance of Lent. During Lent we begin a 40 day preparation for Easter. While the Bible does not mention the custom of Lent, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job…

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Discerning the Will of God

How radical would it sound to you if I told you I spent this past weekend on a retreat with eight men, whose purpose was to pursue God’s will in their life and ultimately be blessed with sainthood? Would you think these men were too audacious trying to pursue sainthood? Well that’s exactly what our…

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