OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY
We are so excited to be taking this 40 day Lent journey together as a church family!
The entire staff has collaborated on the writing of these devotionals in the hope that each of you are inspired by reading what has motivated and inspired them along the way as they have followed Christ. As we spend time every day (except Sundays when we will be together at church!) reading these devotionals our hearts will be prepared to see the real significance of Easter. Through this time of fasting, daily readings and prayer, we will learn to truly appreciate what God did for us in sending Jesus to die on that cross over 2000 years ago, and to deeply acknowledge that his resurrection provided THE way for us to receive LIFE instead of the death our sins deserve.
Whether this is your first Easter as a Christian or your 50th, preparing your heart and mind this Easter is going to result in a closer walk with Jesus and a deeper understanding of what He has done for us.
For the next 40 days, from Feb 14th-April 1st, decide what you are going to fast (give up) and then commit to spending some time every day reading the Scripture passage and devotion for the day think about how they apply to your life. Don’t worry if you miss a day, just jump back in the next day! God promises that when we “come near to God He will come near to us” (James 4:8) and He is ALWAYS faithful to keep his promises. Choosing to give up something (food, screen time, social media, indulgences, certain social activities, or something else) for a certain period of time is us saying to God: “I’m going to say no to my physical need so that I can say yes to my spiritual need. I really want to get serious about moving forward in my relationship with you.”
These next 40 days are going to be a significant time for us as a church and for each of us as followers of Jesus.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!