We invite you to join us in engaging in Lent this year. It's an opportunity for followers of Christ to deny ourselves and follow Him in a deeper, more intentional way for the 40 days before Easter.
Here are some ways we hope to engage as a church family during this season:
Daily Bible Reading: As a church family we want to engage in daily Bible reading together. Several of our leaders have created a Lent Reading Plan that will take us through the Book of Luke. Imagine our church family engaged in this daily practice together, and the ways God could use that. Don't let missing a day discourage you, just keep on going!
Prayer and Community: Each Monday night during Lent we will be having a scripture reading, devotional, and prayer time led by some of our Community Group leaders via zoom. This will begin at 7:00pm, and last about 15 minutes. We hope you will find this an easy way to connect with God's word and His people on a weekly basis. The zoom link will be posted here about 1 hour before the meeting! You can also get the link in the weekly email, which you can subscribe to here.
2/22 Dying to Self
3/1 Repentance and Confession
3/8 Sin and Tempation
3/15 Strength and Guidance
3/22 Suffering and Sorrow
3/29 Jesus on the Cross
Fasting: We understand that many Christians have differing thoughts about Lent. We believe that, regardless of your specific thoughts about the season, it is always a good thing to take time personally and corporately to engage in less of the things we go to for comfort and security (fasting), and instead replace them with scripture reading, prayer, and reflection. We encourage you to enter into Lent with freedom, being reminded that "by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Praise God for that!
N.T. Wright, Lent for Everyone. Wright has a series of 3 devotionals to match the church liturgical calendar (this is year B on that), but his year C book goes through the book of Luke if you'd like to get his reflections on that as we read it together.
Paul David Tripp, "Journey to the Cross" Lenten Devotional
Sinclair Ferguson, "To Seek and Save: Reflections for Lent on the Road to the Cross"