Lent Well Spent

Get a house group going this Lent.” was the exhortation from the pulpit at my church eight years ago.  I did and the mixed group I started is still running and healthy.

Being an expat church group the membership changes every year and only 3 of the 10 original members remain but I thank God for his blessings on this group.

We’ve shared each other’s trials, tribulations, temptations and triumphs down the years and the tangible love demonstrated in hands-on practical as well as financial ways has been moving and encouraging and gives a glimpse of the style of family relationship we will share in heaven for eternity.

We’ve just finished studying Tim Keller’s Gospel in Life (Grace Changes Everything) series and, as always, I have cherished the openness, insights and willingness to share doubts as well as knowledge in a safe, secure environment.  From Ash Wednesday we will be in Rick Warren’s Transformed.

Can I inspire you to get a house group going this Lent?

 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25