Yesterday started Lent, a time leading up to Easter Sunday when many Christians give up things in their lives as a way of remembering Jesus’ sacrifice.
Village Church pastor Matt Chandler recently posted this brief video, explaining why Lent isn’t an empty ritual.
Instead, he says, it’s a spiritually significant practice that can strengthen your faith, and teach you more about the nature of Christ.
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.