Holy Season (Lent)
6 WEEKS OF WORSHIP= 40 DAYS
TRUE TEST OF PROGRESS
(Remember to read scripture and journal your thoughts, prayers and revelations that you receive from God.
Week 1- PRAY AND REPENT (Matthew 21:22 & Luke 13:3)
Pray for your ministry and the unity within ministries to build the kingdom of God & Repent for being disobedient or out of God's Will. We all have a purpose and obligation to do the Work and Will of God and wherever we have fallen short is where we need to ask God for forgiveness and guidance to do better.
Week 2 -OUTREACH (Mark 16:15 & Matthew 28:19-20)
This is a time to share Christ with others outside the church building walls and out of your normal comfort zone, this is a time dedicated to reach a lost soul or a wayward soul. Guide some to or back to Christ. Share the Word.
Week 3- GROWTH (2 Timothy 2:15 & 1 Timothy 4:15)
Time to chart your growth! Time to increase your studying, prayer time, meditation. Commit to giving God more than what you have previously been giving.
Week 4 -REFLECT (1 Corinthians 11:2 & John 15:20)
What have you been doing? What are the pros and cons that you can acknowledge and use as a guide for others. Where do you need to improve? What positive attribute do you have that a benefit in walking with Christ?
Week 5- EXALT (Philipians 2:9-10 & 1 Corinthians 6:20)
It is all about Jesus! Nothing is about us (you), it is all about the goodness of our Savior! Give Him Glory for He is the King of Kings.
Week 6 -SACRIFICE AND SALVATION
(Romans 12:1 & Luke 1:77, Luke 2:30, Luke 3:6 & Genesis 49:18
A Week of Sacrifice for the Love of Jesus, Deny thyself for He died for our sins. Acknowledging true Salvation.
What does it truly mean to be saved and set free?
Lent is a solemn religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26 and ends on Holy Thursday the day before April 9, 2020, Good Friday, ). The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, repentance of sins, , atonement, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the
New Testament beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday (April 10, 2020) , which ultimately culminates in the
joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Sunday, April 12, 2020 )
In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penance. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying on scheduled times to draw themselves nearer to God. Some churches remove flowers from their altars.
Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan.
The forty days of Lent begins this year on February 26th and continues through to Thursday, April 9, 2020 and the 40 days do not include Sundays.
Cornerstone Chosen Ministries has incorporated the observance of the season of Lent. During this Holy Season, we stress the importance of giving up something to discipline our flesh and to surrender to our spirit. We fast and pray as believers, knowing that Jesus instructed us that some things will only happen through fasting and prayer (Mark 9:29)
We acknowledge that in order to have a relationship with God, we must first acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness and we do this through repentance (From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Matthew 4:17 NLT)
We acknowledge the Atonement of which is the reconciliation of God and Us through the sacrificial death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate the Holy Week to acknowledge the death and resurrection of our Savior.
Good Friday - Good Friday is the day that our Lord Jesus Christ went to Calvary and died on the cross for all of our sins. This day signifies the unconditional love that God has for us. In 2015 at Cornerstone Chosen Ministries, we implemented this day to be a day of Prayer and reverence for our Savior. Our Sanctuary doors open at 8:00 am and is open all day until 7:00 pm. During the hours of prayer the Sanctuary is open for anyone who wants to pray or meditate to come into the House of the Lord and reverence that time.
February 26 - April 9, 2020