3-5-17 Giving up Control- Pastor Eric Schlukebir

Why do we give up things for Lent?"

Lent is about preparing ourselves for the death and resurrection of Jesus. And so just as Jesus gave up everything for us, many Christians use Lent as a period of time to intentionally give up something for the purpose of focusing on Jesus. 

This year for Lent, in our worship service, our message series is  will focus not on physical things that we need to give up, but attitudes and ways of life that keep us from accepting God’s gift of grace through Jesus.

This week we start with our desire to control things.  What does our need to be in control say about our trust in God.  And, most importantly, how does Jesus example of giving up control, allow us to let Him be in control of our lives?