From the Pastor’s Desk

The season of lent has begun. It is the time of preparation that leads to the week of Passion (Holy Week or Easter – Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Resurrection Day). The time leading up to Easter is a preparation time that believers in Jesus Christ observe every year. It is the observance of the His death & resurrection. The 40 days prior is a time of repentance and renewal of the mind, heart & deeds as they are conformed to Christ & His teachings. How are we measuring up to teachings of Jesus Christ?pastor1116

Taking an account of how we are living is something we ought to be practicing each and every day as believers in Christ but ought to take on special meaning as we come closer to celebrating the event that emphasizes who we are – Christ’s life & ministry cumulating with His death & resurrection. This is what we are and what we believe! Jesus is the Son of God and the only way to God and heaven come through faith and belief in Jesus Christ. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life.”

Taking an account of how we are living is something we ought to be practicing each and every day as believers in Christ but ought to take on special meaning as we come closer to celebrating the event that emphasizes who we are – Christ’s life & ministry cumulating with His death & resurrection. This is what we are and what we believe! Jesus is the Son of God and the only way to God and heaven come through faith and belief in Jesus Christ. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life.”

The very idea that the creator of everything would want to save a people who put Him to death and re-connect with us who separated ourselves from Him in the Garden of Eden sounds a bit crazy but He did and He does… We are not worthy of saving but that is how God’s grace and mercy works. God who is rich in love and mercy saw our need for help and He came to rescue the day and has been doing so ever since we were thrown out of the garden. The cross and resurrection is God’s way of showing that we need Him to rescue us.

The season of lent is an excellent opportunity for every Christian to repent, to bring restitution to relationships, and to renew my commitment to Jesus Christ. Spiritual disciplines like praying, family devotions, fasting, reading God’s Word, reaching out to others and Communion will help to bring deeper, richer spiritual meaning to our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

As we approach the week of Passion let’s commit ourselves to taking part in the season of Lent by practicing these spiritual disciplines,

In Him, Your Pastor,

Jeffrey Turcotte