Lenten Devotional – WHO IS HE? (Part I)
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Lenten Devotional – WHO IS HE? (Part I)

The season of Lent is a time for spiritual pilgrimages and growth. It is a time for reflecting on how we live our lives and what we need to change. Most of all, however, it is a time for seeking the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. Today and tomorrow, Pastor Barnes will...

Lenten Devotional HUNGER FOR CHRIST
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Lenten Devotional HUNGER FOR CHRIST

At the end of the day, our faith leads us into a relationship with Jesus Christ, or it means nothing at all. As you walk your own journey of faith this Lent, why not set aside four minutes to listen to a brief reminder of how Jesus said we could find him. Speaker: Pastor Robert...

Lenten Devotional – HUMILITY AND NEED (and Peloton)
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Lenten Devotional – HUMILITY AND NEED (and Peloton)

There is an old question that used to get thrown around concerning what it means to be a Christian: “Is faith in Jesus a ‘nice-to-have’, or a ‘need-to-have’?” For many people today, faith in Christ is something extra that might give meaning to their lives, but Jesus never spoke of it as such. Rather to...

Lenten Devotional – PREFERENCE
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Lenten Devotional – PREFERENCE

Many people want to “use” faith in God as a means to an end. They don’t really want to know God or walk with Jesus. Instead, they want to be just “religious enough” to convince God, or Christ, to give them what they really want. It doesn’t work that way; at least if we want...

Lenten Devotional – Deserted and Alone
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Lenten Devotional – Deserted and Alone

Whether we are an introvert or an extrovert, none of us truly wants to be alone. It is for that reason that many people turn back from following Jesus. We do not want to be unpopular. We do not want to be scorned. We do not want to be alone. And yet Jesus was. As...

Lenten Devotional – PEACE WITH GOD
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Lenten Devotional – PEACE WITH GOD

World peace is an illusory dream. It was once said that the only time it occurs is when everyone sets down their guns at the same time, so that they can reload. That said, there is a greater peace that is actually within our grasp: peace with God. It is this peace that Christ died...

Lenten Devotional – THE GRUMBLING ALTERNATIVE
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Lenten Devotional – THE GRUMBLING ALTERNATIVE

Do you, or someone that you know, have a bad attitude; not some of the time, but all too often? The real alternative to being a grumbler is not a naturally “sunny” disposition, but a conscious choice to focus on God, and who we are in Jesus Christ. So, if all sides of the bed...

Lenten Devotional – HELPING
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Lenten Devotional – HELPING

The way of Jesus is a way that challenges us to the core of our being; but the challenges we face are not random exercises. God intends for us to become something. Christ calls us to do things. Today’s devotion is a simple reminder of the nature of the life that Christ calls us to....

Lenten Devotional – PRAYER
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Lenten Devotional – PRAYER

Prayer is the most neglected blessing in the believer’s life. Granted we will pray when we are in great need or when the situation calls for it, but all too few of us cultivate a hidden life with God. If all too often you are running on empty, then listen to today’s brief reflection on...

Lenten Devotional – DENIAL
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Lenten Devotional – DENIAL

Many Christians today have missed a key truth about what following Jesus is all about. They have been told, or chosen to believe, that following Jesus is about self-actualization and having everything they want in this world, but that is simply not true. Following Jesus is not a way to get “stuff”, it is a...