The Lenten season began Wednesday, February 17. Traditionally Lent is a time of reflection and preparation leading up to the celebration of Christ's resurrection at Easter. During these 6+ weeks, as a church family we want to spend some intentional time focussing in on Christ, who he is, and what he has done for us.
So what is lent, and what are we encouraging you to do over the next several weeks leading up to Easter?
Lent is typically a fast. During a biblical fast we ask ourselves what can I have less of in order to get more of God. When something exerts too much influence on our hearts or our time, we need to fast from it to regain a biblical perspective. Throughout the Lenten season, we invite you to fast with us as we seek to gain more of God in preparation for celebrating the resurrection of Christ at Easter. We invite you to fast with us this Lenten season. Learn more about fasting in the video below!
Fasting should lead us to prayer. So in addition to fasting we are encouraging our church family to intentionally refocus on prayer. More prayer, for more of God. Prayer is how we talk to God. If we want to grow in our relationship with God, then we have to talk to him. But the reality is that a large percentage of professing Christians spend little time in prayer. We don't make time for it, we doubt anything will actually happen if we pray, or maybe we don't know how. Check out this video to learn more about prayer!
Bible reading and engagement is perhaps the most important spiritual discipline we can have. If we really want to know who God is, and understand our need for salvation, then we must read our bibles. The reality is that most people, though they have a bible or have access to a bible, spend little to no time regularly engaging with God's word. This week let's refocus our lives on God's word. More bible, for more of GodCheck out this video to learn more about bible engagement!
Each week during the Lenten season we are going to ask you to intentionally do something additional! So make sure you check back, or are following us on social media, to hear and learn about how you can draw closer to Christ as we draw closer to Easter!