Many people choose to give up something for the 40 days of Lent. Perhaps a favorite snack food, like chocolate or potato chips. It is a reminder of and very small sacrifice to honor the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for each of us.
Beginning March 1, the pastors of First Church will present “Giving it Up! Our Journey to the Empty Tomb.” The seven-week sermon series takes the idea of giving something up one step further. Each message focuses on something Jesus invites us to give up – not just for 40 days, but forever.
March 1 “Overcoming Temptation” Matthew 4:1-11
March 8 “Losing My Religion” John 3:1-17
March 15 “Letting Go of Shame” John 4:5-42 (view Service on Resources tab)
March 22 “Opening Blind Eyes” John 9:1-41 (view Service on Resources tab)
March 29 “Untying Unbelief” John 11:1-45 (view Service on Resources tab)
April 5 “Laying It All Down” Matthew 21:1-11
April 12 “Rising Up to New Life” Matthew 28:1-10
The sermons will be presented at the 8:15 and 10:45 Sunday morning worship services. All are invited to attend! For more information, call or email First Church at 717.766.4611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Daily Reading Plan and other studies offered here.