who is Jesus

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Who is Jesus to you? Scripture: Mark 14:43 – 50 HCSB 43 While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 His betrayer had given them a signal. “The One I kiss,” he said, “He’s theContinue reading “who is Jesus”

prayer

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: House of Prayer Scripture: Mark 11:12 -25 12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too earlyContinue reading “prayer”

abide

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Abide Scripture: John 15:5 – 14 NLT “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch andContinue reading “abide”

seed

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Death for Life Scripture: John 12:24 ESVTruly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Have you ever watched a seed grow into a sapling? Every year my children and I watchContinue reading “seed”

Ashes

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Ash Wednesday Scripture : Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish. Joel 2: 13 (NLT) The forty-dayContinue reading “Ashes”

forgiven

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Forgiven Feb 24th 2021 Scripture: John 12: 1-11 (The Message) 12 1-3 Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served. Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them.Continue reading “forgiven”

praises

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: don’t let the rocks cry out Scripture: Luke 19: 29 – 42 ESV 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one hasContinue reading “praises”