February 15, 2013

The Temptation of the Buddy and the Homeboy -- Lent Day Three

So, Day three of Lent focuses on Matthew Chapter 4. To do a quick summary, Jesus is tempted in the Wilderness, begins his ministry in Capernaum, begins gathering together his core group of disciples, and begins healing the sick.

Down to business!

February 14, 2013

Crying Out in the Desert – Lent Day Two

Today’s reading is Matthew 3. Matthew recounts how John the Baptist was in the Wilderness, preaching and baptizing. It also shares about how John baptizes Jesus, albeit not without some hesitation at first.

John the Baptist interests me a lot. From a human perspective, it seems he could be seen as an embarrassing figure.  Let’s go ahead and look more in depth.

February 13, 2013

Getting Serious About Faith -- Lent Day One

I've a confession to make. I've been a professing Christian for nearly 25 years. But I'm not a very disciplined one. Outside of small groups or Bible Studies, I don't spend a lot of time reading the Word. It's something I mean to change. Fortunately for me, resources for this are easier and easier to find. 

Now that it's Lent, I'm going to be following a reading plan Lent for Everyone.