AT EAGLEVILLE: 40 DAYS OF SEEKING GOD #lentateagleville
PURPOSE – That we, together as a church, seek a
closer walk with God and build good spiritual disciplines into our lives.
is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It
is a time of self-examination and reflection.”
“Like all Christian holy days and holidays, it has changed
over the years, but its purpose has always been the same: self-examination and
penitence, demonstrated by self-denial, in preparation for Easter. Early church
father Irenaus of Lyons (c.130-c.200) wrote of such a season in the earliest
days of the church, but back then it lasted only two or three days, not the
40 observed today.” – Christianity Today
March 2nd through April 10th (Good Friday)
DAILY BIBLE READING –
There is a Lent Bible Study you can do individually or with your spouse and/or
We are encouraging
everyone to go to the “YouVersion Bible App” and download that to your phone or
personal device. Once you open the app,
you will see a “check mark” above “PLANS” at the bottom of your screen. Hit that.
On the next screen, type in “Lent First15” into the search bar and it
will show up. Start the plan!
FAST FRIDAYS – We will take Fridays as a special day to fast and seek God!
Eat on Thursday
night and then give it 24 hours until you eat again. If that is not feasible, perhaps give up
lunch or coffee. Make some sacrifice for
that day. Info on fasting prep will be
available at the information table and online @eagleville.church
3/6 – Focus on
3/13 – Focus on
Marriages and Families – Let’s pray for God’s blessing on
families and marriages. Let’s pray for
marriages to be healed
3/20 – Focus on
Church - Let’s pray for our ministries to thrive! Let’s pray for unity, love, protection,
fruit, and a deepening in the knowledge of God’s Word
3/27 – Focus on
Wisdom for Living – What does God want us to do? Where do we need His guidance?
4/3 – Focus on
the Gospel - Let’s pray for those who don’t know Christ, to come to know
4/10 – Focus on
Spiritual Revival for our personal lives, for our county, for our
country! Let’s be in prayer for our
PERSONAL SACRIFICE - What is one thing you can give up for
that 40 days? Examples would include social
media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc), pizza, bread, pasta, sugar, pop,
saying anything bad, cookies, alcohol, chocolate, fast foods, meat, chips,
etc. Ultimately you have to decide!
CHARITY– Give to the VINE at the Good Friday Service