OBSERVANCE OF LENT is message by Dr. David Sheppard, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Mo. based on Matthew 4:1-11. He explains five major areas of emphasis: 1) Time of Rememberance (lifestyle of Jesus, servanthood of Jesus, sacrifice of Jesus, death of Jesus), 2) Time of Personal Reflection (how is it with my a) soul?, b) God?, c) church?), 3) Time of Repentence (to turn my mind, to turn my heart, to turn my walk), 4) Time of Recommitment (return to first love, first acts), and 5) Time of Renewal (light, warmth, color, new life). Conclusion: Lent is not about giving up something to please God. Lent is about what Jesus Christ gave up to pay the penalty for the sins of the world -- His holy and innocent life. For more about FBCSC, go to http://www.fbcstcharles.org

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