Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lent 2013: Ash Wednesday

Dates of Lent in 2013:
(Wednesday) February 13 through (Saturday) March 30

First Day of Lent:
Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Many Christian Americans and others worldwide know lent as a time of personal spiritual preparation during the "40-day season" preceding Easter. (There are historical reasons, beyond explanation here, for why Ash Wednesday is actually 46 days before Easter.) The "40-day" season of lent is for fasting and prayer, repentance, moderation and abstinence; to reflect on the sufferings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter Sunday 2013:
(Sunday) March 31, 2013

Some related content ...

(Excerpt) “...Paul defines faith as ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ Hebrews 11:1…”
Source: Doctrinal Treatise, Old German Baptist Brethren

To perhaps better understand the obvious immensity of this single verse, I took an opportunity at church Sunday to look it up in a Bible provided on the back of the pew in front of us -- a pew Bible. The following is how Hebrews 11:1 read from there:

By Faith
(Excerpt) “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Source: Holy Bible, New International Version

Pastor’s sermon this week did not have the main title published in the bulletin as “Faith Alone”, but the sermon did have much related content.

And I later found this highlighted verse in someone else's childhood Bible ...

(Excerpt) “So Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people. And he will come a second time, but not to offer himself for sin. He will come again to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28
Source: Holy Bible, International Children's Bible, New Century Version


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