February 6-7, 2016 - To the Promised Land
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 & Luke 9:28-36
Moses did not make it all the way to the promised land. He sinned by making God’s work for His people look like Moses’ work. We don’t need to work to complete God’s work. In Christ, the work of God is complete, and through Him, we go all the way to the promised land.
Ash Wednesday, February 10 - Ponder: Obstacles to Opportunities
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
We are often faced with many challenges and obstacles in life. As we begin our journey through Lent, we realize that our attempts to do well often fall short because of these obstacles. Yet, as we long for Easter joy, we are also reminded that Jesus overcame all obstacles for us. We in turn can share in making our own personal obstacles into ministry opportunities.
February 13-14 - From Temptation to Trust
Luke 4:1-13 & Romans 10:8b-13
Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. He responded to all of those temptations by trusting the Word of God. He was later tested, like us, by many changelings in life and in ministry. Unlike us, even in those times when it was difficult to see the end, He trusted and He overcame all temptation. In Christ, we too have every reason to trust God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and the promises of Jesus Christ.