Category Archives: Lent

Give up – Giving Up

Kingdom Principle: Wholeness of self (body, soul, & spirit) glorifies the King. Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 11:1-11 We begin Lent addressing the concepts of giving up verses taking on…and the fact that true growth in Lent takes … Continue reading

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crack pot – it’s meant to be

Kingdom Principle: Our Brokenness boasts of the Kingdom. Brokenness is beautiful – it boasts of Grace, Faith & Love which advance the Kingdom Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 The Self-Help industry has grown in the last 15 … Continue reading

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KISS more of the time

Kingdom Principle: The Kingdom provides simple solutions to complex problems. Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 K.I.S.S. is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The … Continue reading

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Life is messy – control it and miss the point.

Kingdom Principle: God brings order with chaos and chaos to order. Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Everything happens with purpose, but not always is the purpose understood. When purpose is discovered, power is released. This is … Continue reading

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Confronting or Comforting

Originally posted on confrontingchaos:
Kingdom Principle: Jesus is Lord (King) over everything; heaven to earth, past to future, sinner to saint. My actions do not determine my identity, rather Jesus actions declare my identity. Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans…

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Ready to give up? Take something on!

Kingdom Principle: Deliverance & Declaration are the marks of the Kingdom. Conflict and Controversy are not obstacles to avoid rather they are opportunities for advancement of personal growth and kingdom expansion. Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 … Continue reading

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Libations of Liberation

Kingdom Principle:  Thirsty people dwell on their needs; thankful people dwell on their knees. Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 It is very possible to drink so much alcohol that you remember nothing of the events that occurred … Continue reading

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Convicted & given Life!

Kingdom Principle: Convicted by the Spirit=Freedom. Convicted by the Law=Judgment. Faith does not get you out of hardship; it brings you through unharmed… Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 My kids found the show “Fear Factor” the … Continue reading

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IAM sinless

Kingdom Principle:  Sin is destroyed or sin will destroy, your confession determines the destiny Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 The foundation for the blog this week is based on understanding: The purpose of Lent & Suffering. … Continue reading

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Prodigal daughter weeps with Jesus

Kingdom Principle: Forgetting precedes Forgiveness Forgetting frees us to forge ahead – Mary “forgot” what money can buy Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The Prodigal Daughter is the story of this week’s passage in John. Here Mary … Continue reading

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