a message from pastor jimmy
importance of lent
February 22nd, Ash Wednesday, began our 40 day season of Lent. That means all of March is during Lent, with Palm Sunday April 2nd and Easter April 9th.
Lent is a time of self-reflection, a time to journey into our own wilderness, just as Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness after his baptism.
Lent is a time to openly and honestly examine your own relationship with God and to tear down any barriers you have put up between yourself and God. It is a time to put God back on your schedule, spending time with Him every day, time that is not a chore but a joy.
Lent is also time for repentance, a time to acknowledge your sins against God and seek his forgiveness. It is a time to be reconciled to your Creator, contemplating your purpose in life and how you will spend eternity.
With all this self-examination, our goal is to emerge on Easter morning renewed in our commitment to follow Christ. In Matthew, Jesus emerged from the wilderness proclaiming, "Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near."
Let our journey to the cross begin,
Ray and Kitty Styons Frances Ange
Fountains of the Albemarle Terra Bella Northridge
200 Trade Street, Apt. C207 600 Newton Road
Tarboro, NC 27886 Raleigh, NC 27615
Roanoke Landing Nursing & Rehab.
1084 U.S. Highway 64
Plymouth, NC 27962
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