Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Preparing For the Journey

Our trip through the season of Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 9.  Between now and then I want to educate and excite you about what lies ahead.  Over the 40 days we are going to seek to rediscover the amazing love of God that led to his gift and sacrifice of Jesus so that we might spend both now & eternity with Him.  As we take this journey together, we will remember some great truths and perhaps discover a few new inspirations.  We will spend time with God in His sanctuary.  A sanctuary is so much more than a building; it is any place where we feel safe in the arms of God.  This can be your safe place to draw nearer to Jesus.  And we will engage in some of the spiritual disciplines that can help us "practice the presence of God."

Each morning until Easter Sunday there will be a new post at this sight that will hopefully help you keep the focus of the season on Christ.  Sunday will be a sabbath for us all, as they do not count in the 40 days of Lent.  Each of the 6 and 1/2 weeks will have a theme discipline; each day will include a challenge to "be still."  The weeks will be broken down something like this:

March 9- 12-              Laying the Foundation
March 14-19-             Old Testament Study
March 21-26-             Acts of Service
March 28- April 2-      Spiritual Disciplines (Prayer, Fasting, Meditation, etc.)
April 4-9-                   Make A Joyful Noise
April 11-16-               Acts of Worship
April 17-                    Palm Sunday
April 18-23-               Holy Week (New Testament Study)
April 24-                    EASTER (Resurrection Sunday!)

As you prepare for this holy season, remember this truth: We are a resurrection people.  There is no power in the gospel if Jesus is still dead.  I pray you will join me in this daily adventure to remember that Jesus lived for us, died for us and arose for for us so that we might truly know the Father.  Come join the celebration!

He is Risen!

1 comment:

  1. The following stuck out to me so any one of these would be great...thank you for the opportunity:

    "Laying the Foundation"
    "Acts of Service"
    "Spiritual Disciplines"

    (With my #1 choice being "Spiritual Disciplines" I guess.)

    But I do have some questions as to what you would like covered. :)


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