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Renovate: 2019 Lenten study

The 2019 Lenten video study will feature the cabinet members of the Dakotas Conference and the book, "Renovate: Building a Life with God (The Connected Life),” by Jacob Armstrong. Order the book here.

Renovating a house can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, the act of renovation can often leave the house in a state of disarray, causing stress and frustration. In the same way, God wants to renovate your life by altering the "old you" and creating a "new you" with an improved heart. It's not going to be easy, and your life might experience some disarray, but renovating with God is the opportunity of a lifetime.

Using the Book of Nehemiah, popular author and pastor Jacob Armstrong explore the physical and spiritual renovation experienced by the nation of Judah. Nehemiah knew that his plan for renovating the wall and gates of Jerusalem would be hard work. However, equally hard would be the spiritual renovation of the Jewish people as they returned to their homeland.

Thankfully, spiritual renovation is not a do-it-yourself project. We need God's great power working through us to renovate our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Each week, starting on March 6, 2019, one of the six chapters will be highlighted in each video. The video series will begin with an Ash Wednesday message and end with an Easter message from Bishop Ough. Here are the 2019 videos and resources:

Ash Wedndesday, Bishop Ough: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 1—Never too late for renovation, Rev. Kevin Kloster: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 2—Crying and building, Rev. Rebecca Trefz: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 3—What to know before you build, Rev. Ben Ingebretson: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 4—When others don't like your plans, Rev. Randy Cross: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 5—Inviting others to come home, Rev. Roger Spahr: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Week 6—The big reveal, Rev. Kermit Culver: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

Easter, Bishop Ough: video | bulletin insert PDF version | bulletin insert Microsoft Word version 

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