The Importance of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday starts the forty-day preparation period for Easter Sunday. Count back forty days from Easter (excluding Sundays) and you will arrive at this Wednesday… exactly seven weeks before Easter. This forty-day period corresponds to Jesus’ forty-day fast in the wilderness (Matt. 4:2). The aim of an Ash Wednesday worship service is threefold: to meditate … Continue reading The Importance of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

God’s Cure for Shame – A Worship Reflection

W.H. Griffith-Thomas wrote a wonderful devotional commentary on Genesis. He sets forth God's Cure for Shame in the below: “Redemption is not only promised in Genesis 3, it is also pictured. Man attempted to cover his shame by the leaves of the fig tree, but this was far too slight a covering for so deep … Continue reading God’s Cure for Shame – A Worship Reflection