As we are at the beginning of the season of Lent, there are many who have said "So Long" to something as they have given up something for Lent. The most common things that are given up for Lent are chocolate, Twitter, alcohol, social networking, sodas, sweets, fast food, and coffee. As I worked down the list that I found, I was surprised to see what was listed at #13: You.
In other words, some people see that what they really need to give up for Lent is...Self. And that leads in beautifully to the first message in our series for Lent, Words That Lead to the Cross.
The message for this Sunday is on Selflessness: So Long, Self. The idea of "So Long, Self" comes from a song by that name from Mercy Me. The scripture for this week from Philippians 2:1-4, leads us to the challenge of thinking more of others than we do of ourselves. How well do you do with that on a daily basis? On Sunday, we will be challenged to think about that in some very personal ways.
Join us this week as we seek to live into a 'holy Lent' and say "So Long, Self". See you Sunday.