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Ash Wednesday –


Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.

Not all Christian churches observe Ash Wednesday or Lent. They are mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday (called Clean Monday) and Ash Wednesday is not observed.

The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or the custom of Lent, HOWEVER, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21.

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Ministry Random –


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While we are getting caught up on titles and positions, what is your relationship like with God?  Ooooh we have the FORMS down pack but there is no power and this make shift stuff will not work.

We can call out everything and everyone, now turn around and pull the sword out on yourself and die to  your own selfish ways and truly have a heart to heart talk with God!

Dont Play –


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Dont play with your life…

Dont play with your future…

Dont play with your emotions….

Dont play with your inner peace….

Dont play with your happiness….

Dont play with your education…..

Dont play with your decisions…..

Dont play with your spiritual growth….

Dont play with your natural growth….

Dont play with your relationships…

Dont play with your family……

Dont play with your own role in life….

Dont play with your health….

Dont play with your finances…..

Dont play with your happiness….

Dont play with your mind…..

Dont play with your reputatuion….

Dont play with your destiny….

Able….


Definition of the word -able

A Latin suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix –ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.

 

Wow… each day Oh how I am reminded……..I mean really God is indeed able- Through it all… up and down… front and back… top to bottom…going forward…going backwards..going from side to side… He is ABLE through it all.

ohhh…..ohhhh…..ohhhh….He’s able! I am So amazingly encouraged ” some more “………..

Free but not Cheap!


You may have heard the expression, “Salvation is free, but it isn’t cheap.” God‘s gift of life to us cost Jesus Christ His  life. He, the very Son of God, willingly surrendered His life so that we might receive God’s wonderful gift of eternal lifeGod’s gift to you and me is ACTUALLY PRICELESS!!

But He expects us to surrender our lives in return: “If you want to be my follower you must love me more than your own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And you cannot be my disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow me” (Luke 14:26-27  …..(26) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. …(27) And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Our love for and commitment to Jesus Christ and God the Father must be more important to us than any other relationship. Each of have to be willing to bear his “cross,” to faithfully follow Jesus even through life’s most difficult challenges.

Verses 28-33 carry that thought, warning us to consider carefully that accepting the gift of eternal life comes at the highest cost we can imagine. “So no one can become my disciple without giving up everything for me” (verse 33, NLT, 1996).

As Jesus Christ gave His life for us, we must be willing to give our lives to follow Him!