Exodus 9:16 "I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."




The Season of Lent continues through most of the month of March even though there is no sign of this thought-provoking season in most stores.  What you see instead are aisles of chocolates, stuffed rabbits and chickens, colorful baskets and much more.



All of these things are fine, but they miss the point completely.  Lent is a time to think about how well you keep the Ten Commandments, AND how desperately you need help.  This help will not be found in the shape of a chocolate bunny.  The help that you need comes only from God our Heavenly Father.



And near the end of this month, we begin Holy Week which details very clearly the help that God gives you.  The help you need comes from Jesus’ suffering, death and his resurrection from the dead.   Jesus’ death and resurrection give you a new life.



“For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  (Ephesians 2:8-9)


---Pastor LaBoube

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Mapleton, IA 51034

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