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Sunday, First Week of Lent February 21, 2021


Prayer Pointers:

To remember that you need a Savior

To not be blinded by foolishness

For God’s power in your weakness




Today’s text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31


HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT “Lord, how can I possibly love these people?”


On our own, it is impossible, foolishness. There is not strength enough, riches enough, wisdom enough, talent enough, righteousness enough.


Trying to love others out of our own stores of wisdom or power or goodness will fail. We will then restrict our love, giving it only to those who are deserving; those who recognize and appreciate our strength, our riches, our wisdom, our talent, our righteousness.


Soon enough, though, you will discover there are none deserving enough. Others are fools, liars, cheats; they squander what they have, they pursue what they shouldn’t, they do not measure up, they do not understand.


There is not enough to love such as these—they are actually part of the problem. And the world will tell you precisely what you should do when you come to that realization, that moment of clarity.


May God find you before that moment does.



May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

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