Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Join Jesus Saves Ministries in Observing Lent

By:  Min. Angela Lee Price

"But ye are a chosen general, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praise of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;" 1 Peter 2:9.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  Lent is 40 days of fasting and repentance in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter), this year on Sunday, April 16th. It is a time of personal and spiritual reflection. The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among the 40 days of lent as each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter," a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death.  These Sundays are excluded from fast days.

Beginning today through Resurrection Sunday, join us as we observe the Holy season of Lent with fasting, prayer, communion, and sermons and devotionals observing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  During Lent, many people choose to give up luxuries, something of importance as a reminder of the great sacrifice Jesus made in dying on the cross for our sins.  Please consider giving up something very important to you and giving additional time to the Lord in prayer, Scripture meditation, or by participating in a Bible study.   Choose a day on which you feel you will be able to fast consistently according to your ability during the Lent season. Let us grow in our faith and draw closer to the Lord in this season.   Be ye holy even as God is holy! Your are a royal priesthood, a chosen generation! 

Important Dates:
•March 1 - Ash Wednesday
•April 9 - Palm Sunday
•April 13 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
•April 14 - Good Friday
•April 16 - Easter Sunday

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