Introductory – Journey to the Cross – Pastor Kevin Lautar

Hello FBC Family,

I am glad that you are joining many of us in the church for this 40 day Journey to the Cross. We are focusing our devotional time together around the events and experiences of Jesus as He journeyed to the cross in the New Testament. We will focus on key words or “Code” words each day to try to intensify our understanding of what Jesus was seeing, hearing, and feeling during His last days of ministry. I am praying that this will be one of the most memorable experiences for you and for our church family this year as we prepare our hearts and lives for the celebration of the Resurrection.

Today’s Code word is Done! Our focus passage today is found in Titus 3:5, “It is not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” What a great reminder. There are many today that will begin a season of giving something up or fasting from something as an act of worship during this Lent (40th) season. Many will think that this act of fasting will in some way please or appease God, that God will look at their act of fasting and grant them grace in exchange. The Bible gives us a different picture of grace. Ephesians 2:8 teaches, “For by grace are you saved, through faith.” Mankind does not work for grace, God grants it. Grace is God’s unmerited favor, meaning that man can’t earn it. Mankind is to receive the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. This is a great place for us to start on our Journey to the Cross. We must accept that what is needed for God’s grace has been done. Christ died on the cross so that we could experience the grace of God through faith in Jesus. I pray that this season will help you understand and accept that your salvation is not spelled D-O, it’s spelled D-O-N-E! Until tomorrow…


Pastor Kevin

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