Not every Christian takes part in the practice of Lent.
Many view it as an exclusively Catholic thing, and others have been turned off by seeing how others have turned it into meaningless ritual.
With Lent getting underway today, here’s a great short video explaining why (if you don’t already practice it) maybe it’d be a good idea to give it a go this year.
Pastor Matt Chandler says people have “abused the gift of Lent” and that when applied properly it can be wonderful for growing your faith. Historically, it’s been used by the people of God “for thousands of years” to “turn their attention to Jesus heading towards Jerusalem, to die for our sins” and prepare their hearts as Easter approaches.
Chandler says Lent is a “common grace gift” for all believers and encouraged viewers to give it a try this year.
Check it out:
Will you give something up this year? If so, tell us about it and how it goes. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your journey with us!
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