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    Default Who is celebrating ash Wednesday and lent?

    Any one celebrating ash Wednesday and lent? - hat are your thoughts???
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    Default Re: Who is celebrating ash Wednesday and lent?

    I heard it was "fat Tuesday" on the radio this morning. When did they start
    calling it that? We always called it Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day
    Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent, are rather Romanist...

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    I am observing Lent this year. Looking forward to it. Wish I could do more than I can to observe it.
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    I actually don't know anything about it except that kids would come to school with dirt on their foreheads, and I think they didn't eat certain things for a week, or so. I have no idea why they did this, nor what it meant to them..... and when I asked about it, they didn't really know either.
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    Default Re: Who is celebrating ash Wednesday and lent?

    I always thought it was giving up something until Easter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusLives View Post
    I always thought it was giving up something until Easter.
    May have been. Shows you how much I really didn't care about it. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferand2 View Post
    Any one celebrating ash Wednesday and lent? - hat are your thoughts???
    My thoughts are... "No way! I'm not following a man-made doctrine that's not in the Bible!"

    The only 'lent' in the Bible is in the context like "He lent me his coat."

    "They worship Me in vain, their doctrine is merely human rules."

    "They forbid people to marry and to abstain from certain foods."
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    Shrove Tuesday for me: had a nice pancake breakfast this morning. Yum!
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    Are there any movies where lots and lots of liberals die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacenik View Post
    Shrove Tuesday for me: had a nice pancake breakfast this morning. Yum!
    ***I don't think they make movies like that----"When Trump Was Elected" was a killer movie for liberals---oh wait, it really happened...
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    Default Re: Who is celebrating ash Wednesday and lent?

    I have always been quite confused by lent.

    Most people suggest it's a time of giving something up, looker deeper
    into yourself and it's connected to Jesus 40 days in wilderness.

    Others suggest it goes back to the Exodus when people left Egypt in a hurray.
    It then became a festival to observe and is the reason for using up
    all those pancake ingredients to start off with. Verses below.

    Still others suggest it's out of respect for Jesus and it's in remembrance of
    the events leading up to the crucifixion. So it's a kind of preparation for Easter.




    Its interesting that Islam has its own version of lent, a copy cat version.


    Exodus 12:14-20 NKJV
    [14] 'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast
    to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by
    an everlasting ordinance. [15] Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
    On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever
    eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person
    shall be cut off from Israel.

    [16] On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh
    day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall
    be done on them; but that which everyone must eat-that only may be
    prepared by you. [17] So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
    for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt.
    Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting
    ordinance.

    [18] In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall
    eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
    [19] For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats
    what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of
    Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land. [20] You shall eat nothing
    leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'"
    He is God and
    we are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miri View Post
    I have always been quite confused by lent.

    Most people suggest it's a time of giving something up, looker deeper
    into yourself and it's connected to Jesus 40 days in wilderness.

    Others suggest it goes back to the Exodus when people left Egypt in a hurray.
    It then became a festival to observe and is the reason for using up
    all those pancake ingredients to start off with. Verses below.

    Still others suggest it's out of respect for Jesus and it's in remembrance of
    the events leading up to the crucifixion. So it's a kind of preparation for Easter.




    Its interesting that Islam has its own version of lent, a copy cat version.


    Exodus 12:14-20 NKJV
    [14] 'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast
    to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by
    an everlasting ordinance. [15] Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
    On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever
    eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person
    shall be cut off from Israel.

    [16] On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh
    day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall
    be done on them; but that which everyone must eat-that only may be
    prepared by you. [17] So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
    for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt.
    Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting
    ordinance.

    [18] In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall
    eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
    [19] For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats
    what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of
    Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land. [20] You shall eat nothing
    leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'"
    **** I don't know a lot about Lent---- I was raised Catholic and Lent was like a 40 day period before Easter---- I believe it starts on Ash Wednesday ( tommorrow) and goes to Easter--- we would give up stuff--- kinda like fasting---- I won' t eat chocolate or something as a sacrifice ---to me most people celebrate it more in a religious mode and not in the Spirit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahweh_is_gracious View Post
    I am observing Lent this year. Looking forward to it. Wish I could do more than I can to observe it.
    I will try too.
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    We normally have a Bible Study with friends on Wednesday night. But, we also have a Presbyterian congregation that shares our building.

    Tonight, they are having an Ash Wednesday service......... and so far, only five people have signed up to attend. Four from their church, and one from ours.

    The concept is foreign to me, but I somehow feel compelled to go be with that tiny little cluster of people tonight. And, I have to admit that I have no idea why.
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    I had intended to give up pipe smoking for Lent. But as I was sitting at my desk an hour or so ago I absent mindedly lit up my favorite pipe that had about half a bowl of tobacco from last night. Doh!

    I guess I'm going to have to remove all those evil pipes and cans of pipe tobacco scattered around my office, home and shop. lol

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    Repent and believe in the gospel.
    Sackcloth and ashes.
    From dust you come and to dust you shall return.
    40 days to change.
    Prepare your heart for the resurrection.
    From a heart of stone to a heart of flesh.
    Present your bodies a living sacrifice. (Giving up stuff for Lent)
    To rejoice over the resurrection, you must feel pain over Christ's death on the cross.
    Walk till you Run
    And don't look back
    For HERE...I AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranC View Post
    Repent and believe in the gospel.
    Sackcloth and ashes.
    From dust you come and to dust you shall return.
    40 days to change.
    Prepare your heart for the resurrection.
    From a heart of stone to a heart of flesh.
    Present your bodies a living sacrifice. (Giving up stuff for Lent)
    To rejoice over the resurrection, you must feel pain over Christ's death on the cross.
    I tried not to giggle. (It didn't work.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie-T View Post
    I tried not to giggle. (It didn't work.)
    Why?
    Good giggle, bad giggle?
    Walk till you Run
    And don't look back
    For HERE...I AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranC View Post
    Why?
    Good giggle, bad giggle?
    I enjoyed the humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 View Post
    ***I don't think they make movies like that----"When Trump Was Elected" was a killer movie for liberals---oh wait, it really happened...


    LOL. Translation, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranC View Post
    Repent and believe in the gospel.
    Sackcloth and ashes.
    From dust you come and to dust you shall return.
    40 days to change.
    Prepare your heart for the resurrection.
    From a heart of stone to a heart of flesh.
    Present your bodies a living sacrifice. (Giving up stuff for Lent)
    To rejoice over the resurrection, you must feel pain over Christ's death on the cross.
    God bless you...it is imperative that we continue to grow in loving our Lord...this is one way of helping our purification...it takes us beyond words and makes it action.
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