40 Days of Seeking God

We are glad that you are interested in observing Lent with Eagleville Bible Church beginning February 27th! 

Read below to understand what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how you can join us.

The plan we are following this Lent season is called Journeying with Jesus. 

Click on one of the links below to follow this plan:

With Eagleville as the plan host and the ability to comment with others who have accepted this invitation:


Go through the plan by yourself: https://my.bible.com/reading-plans/11147-journeying-with-jesus-40-days-lent-deovtional

  • A Church-wide initiative

    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. 
  • youversion bible plan

    The Devotional plan on the YouVersion Bible App/Website is called, Journeying with Jesus. If you want to gain access to the Church's plan, just click here (or click the Bible icon to the left) and it will take you to the Church's invitation page.

    If you want to follow this plan on your own or with just your family/friends, click here

    You can also follow along with the plan through the Eagleville Bible Church App! Just go the "More" menu (bottom right corner), click onto the "40 Days of Seeking God" tab, and read the Devotional that coincides with the date. 

  • More about Lent

    Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. A lot like Advent at Christmas time, Lent is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and to understand our Lord a little deeper, so that when Good Friday and Easter come, it is not just another day at church but an opportunity to receive and celebrate more fully the overflow of God's grace upon our lives.

    Although its format has varied throughout the centuries and throughout different cultures, the basic concept remains the same: to open our hearts to God's refining grace through prayer, confession, fasting, and charity as we anticipate Holy Week.

    Lent is also an opportunity to contemplate what our Lord really did for us on the Cross, and ultimately, the purpose of Lent does not stop at sadness and despair - it points us to the hope of the Resurrection! 

    We pray that you will gain much Spiritual fruit as you join us in this initiative to seek God together!

    Please click here for more information regarding Lent!