Redemption & Fasting // A Lenten Bible Study

F R E S H S T A R T We fast when we deny ourselves and live for the needs of others. Isaiah 58:6-9.

We search the hidden sins of our heart and confess them. Isaiah 59:12-13

We fast and confess our sins to... remember the One thing needful in our life. remember the One who made himself NOTHING. remember the One who fasted perfectly even when tempted. remember the One who had no sin to confess. remember the One who defends us.

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We do not fast or confess to somehow gain heaven.

No, Jesus fought that battle for us.

Let's take a closer look at Isaiah 59:15b-21...

15b The Lord looked and was displeased     that there was no justice.

16 He saw that there was no one,     he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him,     and his own righteousness sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,     and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance     and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 According to what they have done,     so will he repay wrath to his enemies     and retribution to his foes;     he will repay the islands their due.

19 From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord,     and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood     that the breath of the Lord drives along.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,     to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.

Remember, when we fail - He forgives us.

Remember, when we lose - He already won.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Remember, when we die. In Jesus - we are alive!

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5



I am grateful that you are joining me during this season of Lent in God's Word.

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Week One - Fake Fasting Week Two - True Fasting Week Three/Four - Satisfied Fasting Week Five - Confession & Fasting Part One Week Six - Confession & Fasting Part Two Week Seven - Redemption & Fasting

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February Food Fireworks

MPMheader1 Feeling like your meal plans are stuck in a rut and want to freshen them up? Well, you will find some unique and absolutely doable recipes here at Holy Hen House.

Welcome to Meal Plan Monday! Every other week I will share the top five meals from my last two weeks of cooking for my family. Make all five or choose only one. Either way, it is my hope that my recipe collections inspire you to add some variety to your taste buds.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Psalm 34:8


I collect recipes from websites, blogs, magazines, cookbooks, and from my own imagination when the cupboards start to get empty. I store the tried and true recipes in a binder and keep them clean with plastic protector sheets. My recipe binder helps me plan for weekly meals, nights of hosting large groups over for dinner, family staying over for long visits, and a quick meal! It has become a journal as I have attached memories to the meals I have cooked for loved ones.

This weeks collection has a bit of asian influence as it was recently Chinese New Year and we were cooking in celebration!

Meal Plan Monday // February Food Fireworks


Are you hungry already? Click here to print off the recipes and get started! Please share with us any adventurous or delicious recipes that you enjoy.


Mentor Mondays will now be featured biweekly switching on and off with Meal Plan Monday.