Traditionally, Lent is the Christian season of spiritual practice and repentance before Easter. It begins on February 14th and lasts until March 28th. As you prepare for the Lenten season, this week, we will share three spiritual practices you can engage in to prepare your heart and become more like Jesus.
Prayer is us being with, talking with, and listening to God. During this season of Becoming Heartstrong, prayer is our spiritual practice. You can download and follow the free guide from Practicing the Way to practice prayer. You can also pray with others weekly at each Campus; times are posted on our location pages online.
Prayer fosters a lifestyle of humility. It pushes against the grain of self-dependance by leaning into one of Spirit-reliance. During Lent, you can invest moments each day to pray. Watch what God will do.
We take twenty-one days in January as a church for our Lifecentre fast. You can also fast during Lent, but we have another idea. While practicing prayer, pray for someone you will invite to Easter weekend at Lifecentre. This can be a family member, friend, neighbour, or coworker.
We have invites below for you to download and share.
The spiritual practice of frugality is powerful. You set aside a defined period, a week, two weeks, or a month, to live as frugally as possible - no extras. At the end of that time, you do one of two things with the additional funds.
First, you give it away as an anonymous offering to whoever the Holy Spirit places on your heart. Second, you can, over and above your tithe, donate it to your local church, where they will also give ten percent of it away to mission partners, and you’ll extend the Gospel reach through Lifecentre.
Can you trust Jesus with one thing when you can’t see everything? Palm Sunday starts Holy Week. Yet, at the triumphal entry of Jesus, we see disciples do three things we can learn much from today. They come, ask, and do what Jesus invites them to do, even when they don’t see the whole picture.
We hear much today about freedom, whether civil or personal freedoms. Yet, as free as we claim to be, we don’t seem happy. At every turn, there is another person, group, or issue between us and freedom. Today, what Jesus said is solidified by what He does for us. For Jesus, if we never talk about sin, we’ll never understand freedom. O, the wonderful cross.
Join us on Saturday, March 30th, for our family service at Lifecentre. Together, we will believe for your breakthrough, pray for the salvation of loved ones, contend for healing and stand in faith for full restoration of all things. Interactive prayer elements will provide engaging elements for the entire family! As we will serve a continental breakfast and host an Easter egg hunt for the kids, we ask you to register for this event.
When visiting Lifecentre, we would love to connect with you! Whether today is one of your first visits with us or you've been a part of our family for a while, we consider it a privilege to be a part of your life. T
his is a way to connect with us about everything from prayer requests to volunteering, connecting into a group and more. We look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you in the ways that are most meaningful to you.