“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.” – Matthew 4:1-2 NASB
The Church observes Lent for forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday each year. (Sundays are not included in Lent because every Sunday is to be remembered as an Easter observance of joy for the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.) The story of Jesus in the wilderness precedes His public ministry.
Lent is about our own journey of faith – about our service to God. Annually, we ask ourselves questions: Are we ready to join with God in the ministry of His kingdom? Are we resisting temptation so that we can be used by God? Are we aware of what God is calling us to do and who God is calling us to be?
We discover the answers to these questions through self-examination, prayer, and repentance. If we do the work in the our wilderness journey, then we can emerge on Easter morning, ready to do our part in the kingdom, just as Jesus did.
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 18 with a morning and evening service of prayer and meditation. Join us for a come and go service in the morning from 7-8 a.m., or an all church worship service that evening from 7-8:15 p.m.
The Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness, and Jesus responded… The Spirit is calling each of us into our wilderness journey…
Are you willing to go?