Why are we doing this?
Eagleville Bible Church is passionate about its attenders seeking God at all times! We desire for all to have a vibrant and growing faith, and we exist to help everyone experience a great life in Jesus Christ. One of the ways you can grow in your faith is to observe the Lent season along with us in 2023.
What are we doing?
From February 27th through Good Friday (April 7th) we will be observing a dedicated time of increased self-examination and observance of Spiritual disciplines, in order to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Easter.
It is our desire that Eagleville Bible Church attendees would collectively follow a Devotional plan on the YouVersion Bible App, and to observe Days of Fasting and Prayer throughout these 40 days of Seeking God.
Here are the dates especially set apart for fasting, called Fast Fridays, and the Prayer focus for those dates:
- 3/3 - Health Issues
- 3/10 - Marriages & Families
- 3/17 - Churches (Unity, love, protection, fruitfulness, etc.)
- 3/24 - Wisdom for Living
- 3/31 - The Gospel (for the lost to be saved!)
- 4/7 - A Spiritual Revival
How are we doing this?
You are encouraged to set aside food for a 24hr period after Dinner on Thursday to observe the fast until Dinner on Friday (i.e. If I eat my dinner on Thursday at 5pm then I would abstain from food until dinner on Friday at 5pm). If this is not feasible for you, then we would encourage you to set aside something else of significance to you that day (maybe your breakfast, lunch, coffee, etc.,).
Along with Fast Fridays, we are encouraging everyone to choose something to fast (abstain) from throughout all of the 40 days (e.g., television, Social Media, sweets, bad language, alcohol, etc.) in order to more fully seek the Lord.
"Fasting is, indeed, feasting. When we have learned well to fast, we will not suffer from it.
It will bring strength and joy." (Dallas Willard)
Charity is another big aspect of the Lent observance. Eagleville Bible Church wants to present you the opportunity to give towards Eagleville's short term Mission trip to Honduras as your Charitable contribution. We will be taking up a special offering at the Good Friday service at Eagleville Bible Church on 4/15/22 @ 7:15pm.