When I first began in youth ministry, I found myself taking on every project and every activity. As a youth pastor, it felt like it was necessary. Many individuals in youth ministry, or ministry in general, find themselves taking on a large amount of work because they feel like they need to justify their jobs. […]
Giving something up is a way for a person to remember the sacrifice and anguish Christ went through prior to the resurrection. It may be a significantly smaller sacrifice, but it is still a sacrifice nonetheless.
Sacrificing something leads us to something greater than ourselves, which is far more important than doing an endurance challenge for 40 days.
Jesus said, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me”. If we are listening to Christ’s words, then we will live in freedom, we live to challenge the status quo, we will live consistent with His words, and we will live standing on His words without feeling the need to defend ourselves for serving, loving, and caring for humanity.