Lenten Review 2016

Lenten Review 2016 – Word of God Speak Linkup

This is a Lenten review 2016. For each week this year I used my S.I.M.P.L.E. Bible Study Method to study each verse. Then I painted in my Bible. I am trying to memorize these scriptures too.

Lent One: Read Mark 9:14-29

Memory Verse

Mark 9:23  “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

I Believe – If you can, I can.

I know that I am grateful that I believe, grateful for Jesus.

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Lent Two: Read Mark 10:32-34

Memory Verse

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee though no one pursues,
    but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

Jesus Leads the Way – Follow Him

Reading through the passage made me see the word resolute, and determined. Learning from Jesus I need to be bold as well.

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Lent Three: Read Mark 11:27-33

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Time, how God can expand it.

I learned to submit to His authority and time expands to get done what He needs me to do.

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Lent Four: Read Mark 12:41-44

Memory Verse

Mark 12:44  “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Put in Everything

To give without expecting to get anything back.

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Read Mark 14:3-9

Memory Verse

Mark 14:9 “Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

Alabaster Jar – Giving it All to Jesus

I know I will worship Jesus by studying, praising and proclaiming His Word.

Lenten Review 2016Read Mark 14:66-72

Memory Verse

Mark 14:72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

Peter’s Lesson

A look at how fear can cripple us. We need to be as bold as lions, not afraid. Or at least if we are afraid not to stop – but move forward with God at our side.
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A look at 6 scriptures in pictures for Lent 2016 (click here to tweet this)

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  1. I love to see your drawings in your journaling Bible, and especially so since we’ve been reading much of the same passages this Holy Week.

    1. Elizabeth,
      Yes I found Holy Week especially wonderful for the scriptures on all the posts I read and the sermons too. It really packed it full of Jesus and His last week.

  2. The artwork is amazing Janis! I admire people who can make their Scriptures stand out like this. I had some alone time yesterday in church to read the Gospel of Christ’s passion and to focus on His Word regarding fear, worry, and doing His will.
    It was a great reminder of all He has done for me and how He holds me in the palm of His hand. The evening was filled with His joy. Hubby and I then watched ‘God’s Not Dead.” Perfect fitting for Good Friday.
    Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

    1. Janis,
      So happy to know that you reach out to Jesus. I pray that He can teach you and all of us to trust Him, not fear and walk with Him every step of the way.
      Thanks for the compliments too.

  3. What fun to walk this path again. Earlier this week, I took all my cards (and Tucker the St. Bernard) for a nice long walk and reviewed everything, so this is EXTRA reinforcement today!
    And, Janis, this post is also a record of your faithfulness in keeping the Word of God before your readers for all these weeks of Lent.
    May your celebration of Easter be richly blessed!

    1. And I’m amazed at God’s timing . . . Debbie W. Wilson’s post came right after mine, so I was able to share our conversation about her writing and her new book (Little Women, BIG GOD) right beside her post. She’s writing about the women in Jesus’ genealogy.

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