Lent: Preparing the Way

Ash Wednesday is rapidly approaching, marking the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season sets us on a journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Lent lasts 40 days, from Ash Wednesday (not counting Sundays) to dusk on the Saturday before Easter. The symbolism of 40 comes from the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism by John, being tempted and tested. As we all should know, Jesus did not succumb to sin, and continued his path to the Cross.

As his time in the desert prepared Jesus, Lent is a time for us to strengthen and prepare ourselves for our life as Christians. On Ash Wednesday, when Rev. Rasco marks our foreheads with ashes, it is a reminder that life on earth is momentary. We come from dust and to dust we will return. But our spirit will endure and that is what God sent his Son to save. Just as Christ died and was resurrected, so shall we be if we believe.

Lent is meant to give us time to reflect on and examine our lives, comparing our actions and priorities with the example set by Jesus. Of course, we will always come up short. But that is not the goal. It is to strengthen our spirit and rid ourselves of the things that hinder us—that keep us from following the example Jesus set for us. Self-examination, prayer, confession, and repentance are the tools that we use during Lent to shine brightly and rejoice loudly as we celebrate the victory over death that was Christ’s and that is ours if we make ourselves his true disciples.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce

This Sunday, Feb. 11, is
Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday

 

We invite you to come  hear 

Rev. Krista Rasco

as she leads us in worship this week.

 

Join us on Sunday as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives!

 

 Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

 Worship Service at 10:50 a.m.
 
FPC Office is open M-F from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1216 Monroe Street
 
903-886-3783
 

 

 
 

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Ash Wednesday Service
6 p.m. Wednesday
February, 13

Ash Wednesday Service

6 p.m. Wednesday

February 14