Regardless of denomination: According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert — where he endured temptation by satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting.
Parable of the Faithful Servant (02-10-2013)
“To whomever much is given, of him will much be required;
and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.”
In memory of a shield and a cross: Daniel 12:2
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
The Resurrection of the Dead
1. And in those days shall the earth also give back that which has been entrusted to it,
And Sheol also shall give back that which it has received,
And hell shall give back that which it owes.