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Today’s Bible Verse ~ John 14:23

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Today’s Bible Verse

“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” –John 14:23
 

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Today’s Bible Verse ~ Matthew 28:18-20

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Today’s Bible Verse

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”” –Matthew 28:18-20

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Today’s Bible Verse ~ 2 Timothy 1:13-14

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“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” –2 Timothy 1:13-14

 

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Lent Quiz: How did the early church observe Lent?

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In addition to being a time to remember the mercy and forgiveness of Jesus, the early church used Lent to prepare converts for baptism, and to offer opportunities for those who had been separated from the church to be reconciled.

Today Lent remains an ideal time to remember our baptism and to reconcile relationships with those we may have harmed. All of this signifies to us our sinfulness and the sacrifice of Jesus which makes our forgiveness possible.

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Posted by on February 27, 2021 in Easter, Holidays, Lent, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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What does the term ‘Lent,’ which comes from ‘lencten,’ mean?

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Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The root words mean “long days,” and this combination probably refers to the increasing daylight at this time of year. Lent’s 40 days represent Jesus’ time in the wilderness, enduring temptation and preparing to begin his ministry.

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Posted by on February 17, 2021 in Holidays, Lent, Posts of Interest

 

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