Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday and Eternal Life

What’s the big deal about Ash Wednesday? 

Come tonight and find out. We will be gathering in the sanctuary for our Ash Wednesday service. You will want to be sure and attend with the whole family. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers age 3 and under.

For the past few years we have gone through a study called “Ashes to Fire.” This year we are reading through the story of Jesus' journey to the cross and beyond. Each Sunday you will receive a different symbol that will coincide with the reading each week. It is designed to have one intentional time each week to re-focus around the final days of Jesus according to Matthew. I believe this will be an enriching study as we experience the freedom that has come to us through God coming as flesh and dwelling among us for the sole purpose of giving His life to redeem us from our sin.

For God so loved you that He gave His one and only Son. If you believe in His Son then you shall never perish but have eternal life. This eternal life begins at the moment you believe. This eternal life has with it the freedom to live today and experience the presence of God in every situation. No matter if you are having a good or bad day, God’s presence can be felt through the Spirit He has filled you with. It brings a deep sense of joy and peace knowing that things will work out in God’s timing. So hold on, read and be engaged in the Word of God, have an unflinching allegiance to the One who gave His life for you, and tell as many people as you possibly can so they too can be changed into a new creation.

It was good to see three wonderful children of God be baptized on Sunday. This Sunday we will be looking at how the Lord wants to be our Bread so we will never go hungry.

God is on the move in our church and our role is to come seeking and hungering after more of Him. Won’t you join me as we anticipate a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit?

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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