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Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 8 AM & 10:30 AM Services

Lent 2019

New Beginning Season of Lent

Lent is our time of fasting, prayer, temptation and repentance. Lent is not required anywhere in
scriptures, but it has been a custom, which Christians have practiced for most of the last two thousand years.
In many languages, the word Lent actually means "fast". This is where the custom of giving up something for Lent originated.
Lent is a time to examine ourselves carefully. This is a time for prayer and meditation.

Lent Fast 2019

This year’s Church-wide theme is  "Growing to the Next Level"
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are
being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the
Spirit”    (2 Corinthians 3:18)
During Lent Christians often engage in personal or group “fasts” as a way of deepening their
faith and becoming more disciplined in their personal walk with God. Fasts may include
modifications of food and beverage intake, as well as adherence to specific spiritual practices
and activities. Throughout the Lent season of 2019, I am asking willing members of NBCF to
adhere to the following FAST regiment:

 8 glasses of Water daily
 At least 4 days exercise per week
 At least 3 family meals per week
 Daily personal Prayer, meditation, and Bible Reading
 Worship at least once each week
 Participation in a group Bible Study (NBCF Thursday Night, Connections, BSF).
 Increase my giving (if not currently a tither)
 Join a ministry (if not already “faithfully” participating in one)
 Develop a plan to address one critical personal growth need.
 Perform the daily assignment from, Lent For Non-Lent People, by Jon Swanson

 No Junk /Fast Food/No Fried Food
 No Sweets (candies, cookies, pies, cakes, etc.)
 No more than 1 cup of coffee per day
 No Alcohol
 No eating after 7:00 pm (please make common sense modifications based upon medical conditions and work schedule).
 No profanity
 No Gambling (casino’s, on-line, lotto, etc.)
 No participation in the sex industry (consumer or provider)

Note: Sundays are exempt from Lent “food” regulations. Behavioral regulations are binding throughout. However, persons are cautioned against eating excessively rich foods on Sundays if fasting during the week. The dramatic shift if dietary practice can cause stomach upset and
digestive complications.
The Book "Lent for Non-Lent People Available at the Bookstore, today.

Downloadable Lent Event Calendar Here