A New Resource for the Lenten Season
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:14AM
Ben Simpson in First Methodist Mansfield, Gospel of Luke, Jesus, Life, Writing, Writing, devotional writing

Back in December I signed on with First Methodist Church of Mansfield, Texas to develop a series of Lenten devotional readings that would progress through the Gospel of Luke. Lent begins this Wednesday, March 1. My writings will be featured at First Mansfield's Daily First 15. If you would like to receive the readings in your email inbox you can visit their website and sign up by clicking "subscribe" in the upper right hand corner.

It has been a pleasure to work with the team at First Mansfield, particularly with Pastor David Alexander. Pastor David has a passion for the local church, for teaching the Scriptures, and for evangelism. It has been good to speak and correspond with him about how best to serve his congregation. Our mutual aim has been for the people of God to be equipped with the knowledge necessary to live faithfully to Jesus.

Pastor David invited me to join his team in January to film a couple of videos for Mansfield's Lenten sermon series and to speak a little about the devotional series and a small group resource that we developed in tandem. Here is the first video:

Ben Talks about Super Series from First Methodist Mansfield on Vimeo.

After working with Mansfield in the fall, Pastor David and his team discovered that people wanted to know who I was, and in an effort to help make a connection, we filmed a second video where I shared a little about my family and vocation:

Meet Ben from First Methodist Mansfield on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Pastor David and his team for granting me the opportunity to serve Christ alongside them as a partner in ministry.

If you have enjoyed reading my stuff and are looking for a resource to help you grow during the Lenten season, I encourage you to visit First Mansfield and sign up for the Daily First 15.

Through Luke, I hope you meet Jesus, know him a bit better, and follow him in daily life.

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