Ash Wednesday falls on, February 17th this year and we will have a special on-line service uploaded to YouTube.
Lent is one of those seasons of the church that can give us a great opportunity. For some, it is a time of denial – a time to give up something we like as a sacrifice to God. For others, it might be a time of repentance and renewal – searching our hearts as we strive to follow God’s way. And for others, Lent becomes something mentioned by the pastor, but not followed at home.
But the Lenten season is a great opportunity to grow closer to God. The liturgy of the worship services are centered around the theme of repentance. The sermons usually have a theme of change. And the act of giving up something we love can be quite fulfilling. Another option is to start a new (godly) habit. This could be opening our bibles and studying the word or beginning a new spiritual practice (see my latest video series on Becoming a Disciple).
May this Lenten season can be one of great spiritual growth for you.