Pastor’s Message – March 2019
“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31b-32 NLT).
A close relationship with Christ doesn’t happen by accident. You must make spending time with Him a priority every day. And you must approach that time with the right attitude.
March 6 will be Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
This is a special time for the church but also for you to reflect on your relationship with God.
Lent is 40 days where we can take the time to examine, change and improve our Christian walk.
Most of us know that if we want a good relationship with our spouse, child or grandchild we need to spend time with them, talk with them, listen to them, share our thoughts and love with them.
Well that is the same with our relationship with God. This Lenten season we can spend time with God, you might ask how to do we do that?
Well for starters, in the 40 days of Lent we can read the Bible each day, talk to God and listen to God each day.
Choose to make the needed changes in our life to be closer to Him.
The church wants to help you do that, so there will be Lenten Devotionals available for you to take home and spend a few minutes each day reading and seeing how God might want to speak to you.
The sermons in Lent will be about how each of us can live our faith better each day.
Market Street is again participating in the community Lenten services where we meet weekly at a different church, hear a different pastor and spend time together with others to encourage us in our Christian walk (please see the schedule)
We don’t have to walk alone in our faith we have opportunities to learn and grow together.
My hope for each of us that when Easter arrives, we will know and trust God just a little better because of the choices we will make during Lent.