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The Prayer Team

Joyful Sadness

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Truly, truly I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful,…

Feb 28, 2017
The Prayer Team

Clean Monday

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  Psalm 51:10   Good…

Feb 27, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

“Many Christians, unaware of the great value of fasting, either keep the fast with difficulty or reject it altogether. We should not be afraid to fast…

Feb 26, 2017
The Prayer Team

Forgiveness

Scriptures of the Triodion Forgiveness Sunday Jesus said, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if…

Feb 26, 2017
The Prayer Team

Simple, Private and Sincere

Scriptures of the Triodion Second Saturday of Souls Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you…

Feb 25, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Thoughts on Fasting

With the coming of another Holy Season of Great Lent, our thoughts turn to the topic of fasting. Here I offer a few thoughts for your consideration. First…

Feb 25, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Lenten Covenant

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him “I am God Almighty,…

Feb 24, 2017
The Prayer Team

To What Degree Fasting?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And He fasted…

Feb 23, 2017
The Children's Word

Your little secret

Tomorrow is the very first day of Great Lent. We have a long way to go before Easter, and a lot to do before we get there! We want to prepare ourselves…

Feb 22, 2017
The Prayer Team

Worship-Setting Some Goals for Lent

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”…

Feb 22, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Need for Growth—Setting Some Goals

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians…

Feb 21, 2017
The Prayer Team

What is Great Lent?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things,…

Feb 21, 2017