Pastor Andy's note on Lent's worship theme

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by: Karl Smith

02/17/2021

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From Pastor Andy:

Lent has historically been a time to work on the “inner man or woman of faith.” It was a time for new believers to prepare themselves for initiation into the faith (baptism), and for others to make a concerted effort to grow in theirs. One of Melinda’s and my favorite sayings we use on the boys is “garbage in, garbage out.” In essence, what we take in/practice internally has a way of showing itself on the outside. So we have to be careful about what’s on the inside. It’s like that with our faith as well, sin notwithstanding. Each Sunday in Lent we will examine a faith-developing, personal private practice (or discipline) that when engaged will eventually show itself on the outside. We have an inside-out faith.

From Pastor Andy:

Lent has historically been a time to work on the “inner man or woman of faith.” It was a time for new believers to prepare themselves for initiation into the faith (baptism), and for others to make a concerted effort to grow in theirs. One of Melinda’s and my favorite sayings we use on the boys is “garbage in, garbage out.” In essence, what we take in/practice internally has a way of showing itself on the outside. So we have to be careful about what’s on the inside. It’s like that with our faith as well, sin notwithstanding. Each Sunday in Lent we will examine a faith-developing, personal private practice (or discipline) that when engaged will eventually show itself on the outside. We have an inside-out faith.

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1 Comments on this post:

Evelyn

What a wonderful reminder that what's inside seeps to the outside, so, for me, that means there are no secrets. Our true self will reveal itself on the outside in some way at some time. This is a good to make a concerted effort to grow to be a better person as God has intended. I plan to work toward being a better woman of faith. Thank you.