Lent is church season meant prepare our hearts and minds for Easter morning. Easter is the single greatest day ever and we want to take some time to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally for that great day.
- Daily devotional. A devotion is intentional time set aside each day. The time is meant to refocus our hearts and minds on what matters most (Jesus!). At church – on the Bible rack – we will have three different versions available (one made especially for families).
- Weekly devotion. Again, we provide this opportunity for you. “Dinner and Devotions” is a great opportunity to reconnect with and refocus on Jesus mid-week. We share a meal together at 6:15. We start the devotion at about 6:45 and are done by 7:30. Childcare is provided.
- RightNow Media. This is a great resource and free to you. RightNow Media includes thousands of video based Bible studies. The three on there that are “Lent specific” are: The Easter Experience; Behind the Easter Story and It is Finished. In addition, there are a LOT of children’s episodes on Easter. If you want to sign up for this great resource, email Pastor Dave (Prilldavid@hotmail.com).
- READ THE STORY. If you’ve never read it for yourself, boy, this is where I would encourage you to start. Read Matthew 21-28. Read Mark 11-16. Read Luke 19:28-24. Read John 12-21. That’s basically a chapter a day for 30 days.
- Sacrifice something. This is probably the most common way of celebrating lent that most people engage. Either give something up (desert, candy, tv, favorite game on your phone) or give something away (money, canned foods, a coffee to the person behind you once a week). But don’t just sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice. Sacrifice with an eye and heart on Jesus and the sacrifice he made for us.
- Plan to join us at every worship experience on Holy Week. Come on Palm Sunday, March 25th (normal Sunday times), Holy Thursday (29th at 7:30), Good Friday (30thth at 7:30) and Easter Morning (April 1st at 8:30 or 10:45). These times of worship will really help the whole journey that Jesus makes come to life. So – mark down those times and experience the final days of Jesus life that lead up to the single greatest day ever.