The Lenten Season is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. This year Lent will begin on Wednesday, the 1st of March and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 15th of April. The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among the forty days of lent because each Sunday represents a the Resurrection, a celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.
As we strengthen our resolve to successfully complete this time of consecration, let us not only focus on the food, but more importantly focus on getting closer to Jesus. The only way to draw closer to the Lord is staying in the Word and to overcome strongholds we must also pray and fast. Be sure to review the Monthly Program for Lenten Services and by all means Pray With Us.