Lamb of God

The Banquet of the Lamb | #922

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Holy Thursday – The Passover lamb was slaughtered and eaten to save the Israelites. Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed; come to the feast! Take, eat, and enter into Communion with Him. Then go and wash the feet of others.

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Battle Ready: Are You Fighting the Wrong Battle? | #921

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Palm Sunday – Now we are Battle Ready but are we fighting the right battle? The true battle is not about proving our worth or getting our way; it’s believing our worth and following God’s way. Pray that Jesus’ love will bring out the best in you.

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Battle Ready: Live for the One Who Died for You | #920

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Lent 5 – In the light of Palm Sunday, we see the true King and sinless judge who offers mercy. Jesus takes her place and pays the price for her sin. Jesus takes your place; Jesus pays your penalty. Will you live for the one who died for you?

Unplanned Still

Battle Ready: Home Base | #919

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Lent 4 – We need to come back to Home Base: the Father’s love for us. Sometimes we are the younger brother, sometimes the older. But we are all called to love like the Father. Experience God’s mercy 77 times, and welcome others as He welcomes you.

Battle Ready: How to Fertilize a Burning Bush | #918

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Lent 3 – Unlike the ancient Gods, the Lord is not another force in Creation. Moses needs to be convinced of three things: God’s Power, God’s Plan, God’s Love. When we are convinced of these three things, we can turn life’s “crap” into fertilizer.

Battle Ready: Birds of Pray | #917

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Lent 2 – Have you been falling asleep on your Lenten resolutions? Peter, James, and John were falling asleep at the Transfiguration. Abraham chased away the vultures of fear. If you want to win the big battle, you have to fight the daily battles.

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It’s Not WHAT You Give Up for Lent, but WHY? | #915

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Ash Wednesday – It’s good to give up things because we want to be better, healthier, have more time, less addicted. But Lent is about uniting our sacrifices to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. If we die with Him, we will also rise with Him.

Jesus Can Fix All Things

The Right Way To Use All Things, Including Erasers Shaped Like Wrenches | #913

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Ordinary 6 – We wouldn’t be so worried about pleasure, power, possessions or popularity if we believed in the Resurrection. We must use created things as much as they help us to fulfill our purpose, and rid ourselves of them so far as they hinder us.