Lent: Feb 17 - Apr 3
Preparing for the Cross
Lent is the span of time in the church calendar that starts with Ash Wednesday (Feb 17), includes Passover Thursday (Apr 1) and ends the day before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Jesus’ 40-day fasting and temptation in the desert, Passover Thursday marks the Seder Dinner, and ultimately Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus’ resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion. Lent, then, is generally observed as a time for Christians to reflect, repent, and pray as a way of preparing our hearts for Easter.
Because Lent is not officially instituted in Scripture, observing it isn’t in any way a “requirement” of Christianity. However, Christians from many different theological persuasions choose to observe it as a way of focusing their thoughts on Jesus Christ during the Easter season.
Found below are a few reading plans, studies, and a song list as resources to guide you through a season of waiting and remembering and celebrating the work of Christ - His ministry, His death, and His resurrection - as we prepare for the Cross.
We invite you to join us LIVE weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm on Facebook.
Pastors Dallas and Denise, along with some of our other staff, will lead us in a time of interactive Scripture discussion, reflection, worship, and prayer as we move through the season of Lent and toward the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection!
40 plus day reading plans:
Shorter reading plans:
- Not Lent but Given: The Here I AM
- On Calvary's Hill
- The Messiah Mystery: A Lent Study
- Journey To The Cross | Easter & Lent Devotional
The Easter Story:
- with summaries of each and full scripture to read along with at The Easter Bible Story
Study for groups or personal time
- It Is Finished - A Lenten Study of Christ's Final Words on the Cross