The theme for this 2016 Lenten Devotional booklet is “The Decision to Follow Christ.”
The theme was chosen to go along with the Smyrna First UMC Lenten sermon series. The sermons will be based on the book, “6 Decisions That Will Change Your Life” by Tom Berlin. Each sermon will focus on an action verb that relates to the decisions we make in our walk with Christ:
- The Decision to Follow
- The Decision for a New Life (Engage)
- The Decision to Mature
- The Decision to Respond
- The Decision to Persevere
- The Decision to Surrender
Everyone’s journey with Christ is different and personal, but the goal is the same: to draw closer to God. There are many accounts in the Bible which record decisions to follow Christ.
In Luke 9:57 we can read the words of an unknown man who approached Jesus as He and his disciples were walking along the road. The man simply said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Only a few words, but the most important decision of this man’s life!
These daily devotions have been written to encourage you during this time of Lent, as we reflect on our faith in God and remember our calling to follow Christ’s example of complete faith in God.
You may download the entire booklet as a PDF or visit this site daily for a new devotion every day during Lent.