Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Season of Lent @ Sure Foundation

In 2011, the season of Lent begins on March 9 with Ash Wednesday and finds its culmination on April 22 with Good Friday.

Sure Foundation will use the traditional 40 days of Lent to once again see our champion, Jesus, fight for us in his passion. Really, the season of Lent brings us face to face with the greatest clash of all time. During Lent we witness the supreme champions of both good and evil hold nothing back as each seeks with all his might to destroy the other once and for all. At Sure Foundation, while we watch this battle unfold, our eyes are focused on Jesus because our hopes of freedom and glory rest in him.

Wednesdays During Lent:
Beginning March 2, we are meeting at 7pm on Wednesdays at the church to consider the passion readings from the gospels. We will discuss these readings and apply them to our lives. The passion readings with discussion questions will be made placed in the bulletin for those who cannot attend.
  • March 2: What is Ash Wednesday?
  • March 9: Ash Wednesday Worship
  • March 16: Passion Reading #1
  • March 23: Passion Reading #2
  • March 30: Passion Reading #3
  • April 6: Passion Reading #4
  • April 13: Passion Reading #5

Sundays During Lent:
On the Sundays in Lent, Jesus will train and equip us for our own spiritual battles. We will see that there is no one more qualified or more capable of bringing us victory on our personal battlefields than he who has already conquered sin and death for us. We can boldly and courageously charge into battle!

  • March 6: Into the battle with Jesus as the secret weapon
  • March 13: Into the battle against temptation
  • March 20: Into the battle over whom to trust
  • March 27: Into the battle to see things as God sees them
  • April 3: Into the battle to live as servant-leaders
  • April 10: Into the battle against the final enemy
  • April 17: Into the battle - Join with Jesus in the charge

Bible Study Series for Lent
  • False World Views
  • Challenges to the Christian Faith

Special Services During Lent:
  • Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm: Ash WednesdaySure Foundation will begin the season on Lent by observing Ash Wednesday. Using the worship style of Taize (more on Taize worship style), we will meditate deeply on the true meaning of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation and also concentrate on the continuing importance of daily repentance.

  • Friday, April 22 at 7pm: Good FridayGood Friday is the solemn celebration of the Lord's suffering and death on the cross.