40-day Easter Journey – Day 13

What is our foundation? Luke 6:46-49 And why do you call Me, Lord, Lord and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to me and hears My words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation up on the rock; and when a flood rose, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 12

Jesus is the Light of the World John 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.” Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Proverbs 4:19 “But the path of the wicked is like a dark night. They trip and fall over what they... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 11

Jesus Walks on Water Matthew 14:22-32 And immediately He made the disciples get into the boat, and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And after He had sent the multitudes away, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already many stadia away from the land, battered by the... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Supply List, Week 3

Day 11: Soft ball, like a tennis ball or plastic ball Day 12: Flashlight Day 13: Small pile of sand, flat rock, boxes or bins to contain mess, building blocks Day 14: White fish fillet (such as halibut, cod, or tilapia) for each person, breadcrumbs, milk, baking dish, oven. Day 15: No supplies needed Day 16: Salt, pepper, plate, plastic... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 10

Second Saturday of Lent: Penance 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of all unrighteousness. The second way we prepare out hearts during Lent is through Penance. Penance is the act of doing something to “make up for” a sin you’ve committed. It’s important to understand forgiveness comes through confession before God and not... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 9

Jesus Calms His People Philippians 4:6-7 Do not worry for anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks. And God’s peace will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. The peace that God gives is so great that we cannot understand it. Yesterday we saw that Jesus calmed the storm and peace came over the disciples because... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 8

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Jesus Calms the Storm Matthew 8: 23-27 And when He (Jesus) got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” And He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 7

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.” Yesterday we talked about the first step to a relationship with God - understanding we are sinners and coming to repentance.  Today we see the second step - understanding that forgiveness for our sins comes... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 6

Jesus Starts His Ministry Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus starts his ministry at the core of the issue. To be in a right relationship with God, we must recognize we are sinners and turn our hearts from ourselves and toward Christ. Repentance indicates an actual change of mind... a willful... read more >>

40-day Easter Journey – Day 5

The Lamb of God John 1:29 The next day he (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming to him and he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” To understand the significance of Jesus being the Lamb of God, we must go back to the Israelites’ time in Egypt. They were slaves for hundreds of years after Joseph and the Pharaoh died. The new Pharaoh saw... read more >>