Sunday, April 04, 2021 - Monday, May 31, 2021
New Beginning Season of Lent
Lent is our time of fasting, prayer, 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 2021
Confidence In the Midst of Uncertainty
“Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)
During Lent Christians often engage in personal or group “fasts” as a way of deepening their faith and becoming more disciplined in their walk with God. Fasts may include modifications of food and beverage intake, and adherence to specific spiritual practices and activities. Throughout Lent season of 2021, 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.
Complete the daily readings from, The Little Black Book for Lent 2021,
- 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 pm (modify as needed based upon medical conditions & 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.
Downloadable Lent Event Calendar Here