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PREPARING FOR LENT The Lenten Season begins in 2 days. What steps are you taking to prepare for your Lenten sacrifice? #SBCLent14.

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1 PREPARING FOR LENT The Lenten Season begins in 2 days. What steps are you taking to prepare for your Lenten sacrifice? #SBCLent14

2 PREPARING FOR LENT The Lenten Season begins in 1 day. Make plans to attend Shiloh’s Noonday and 7pm Ash Wednesday Services. #SBCLent14

3 LENT: DAY 1 (ASH WEDNESDAY) Adjust Your Attitude “Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious…” Joel 2:12-18 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. …Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:1- 6 #SBCLent14

4 LENT: DAY 2 Make Choices “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live… and love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” Deuteronomy 30:15-20 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily to follow me.” Luke 9:22-25 #SBCLent14

5 LENT: DAY 3 Take Action “…share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold, and don’t hide from relatives who need your help.” Isaiah 58:1-9a (Living Bible) “The time will come when the bridgroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.” Matthew 9:14-15 (NIV) #SBCLent14

6 LENT: DAY 4 Get Results “And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too…” Isaiah 58:9-14 (Living Bible) “‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:27-32 #SBCLent14

7 LENT: DAY 5 Get Results “…honoring the Lord in what you do, not following your own desires…then the Lord will be your delight…” Isaiah 58:9-14 (Living Bible) “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:27-32 (NIV) #SBCLent14

8 LENT: DAY 6 Be Holy – It Really Counts “…‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.’” Leviticus 19:1-2 “…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:31-46 #SBCLent14

9 LENT: DAY 7 Join God’s Plan “…so is my word…It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:7-15 #SBCLent14

10 LENT: DAY 8 Once More, Turn Away from Sin “When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.” Jonah 3:1-10 “For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the on of Man be to this generation.” Luke 11:29-32 #SBCLent14

11 LENT: DAY 9 Pray Boldly “What is your request? It will also be granted.” Esther 9:12, 14-16, “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-12 #SBCLent14

12 LENT: DAY 10 Choose Well “Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away fro them, that person will surely live…” Ezekiel 18:21-28 “…[if you] remember that your brother or sister has something against you…go and be reconciled to them.” Matthew 5:20-26 #SBCLent14

13 LENT: DAY 11 Reach Out “You have declared…that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in obedience to him,…keep his decrees, commands and laws – that you will listen to him.” Deuteronomy 26:16-19 (NIV) “…love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you… When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer… Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” Matthew 5:43-48 (The Message) #SBCLent14

14 LENT: DAY 12 Open Yourself To Transformation “…‘This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight...’” Matthew 17:1-9 (NIV) #SBCLent14


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