Welcome to the 40 Day Journey's Web Site
Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Once we are saved, our charge is to go and help others develop in the faith -- or to make disciples. However, in order to help others become disciples, we must first be disciples ourselves. I do not take lightly my responsibility as your Pastor to guide you, encourage you, and give you tools to grow deeper in God. One way that we grow deeper in God is to worship Him through fasting and prayer. During this Lenten season, the 40 day period between Ash Wednesday and Resurrection Sunday, I will again lead you in the spiritual discipline of fasting. Lent is a time when Christians customarily fast in identification with the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the wilderness (Matthew 4). Lent is also a season for self-examination and repentance. We fast so that we change. Then, we help others to change. It’s about cultivating community! We have developed a number of tools to help you on this 40 day spiritual journey. You will hear much more about weekly classes, literature, web-based resources, recipes, and conference calls for prayer and encouragement. It is my prayer that we all emerge from this Lenten season empowered to impact the community in a new and more effective way.
Finally, Lent prepares us for that great celebration of the resurrection. Despite our human failings, God loved us so much that He made a way for us to be reconciled to Him through Christ’s death and resurrection. I look forward to closing out the Lenten season with you here at the Tab as we celebrate together as one body God’s extraordinary love for all people!
Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church