Lent begins this Wednesday, February 26th. Lent is a 40 day period of fasting, prayer and devotion towards remembering our brokenness and God’s work of redemption through the person and work of Jesus Christ. We want to help you to enter into this season together prayerfully by providing a few recommended resources that can help guide you through the season.
A FEW RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
Living Through Dying: A Six Week Community Guide Through Lent - Brad Watson
In Living Through Dying you will read the Psalms, discuss the themes of Lent, and practice the spiritual disciplines of fasting, confession, praise, and lament as a community. Each week your community will be looking to Jesus, looking inwardly at his or her own heart, and looking outwardly in what it means to live in light of the gospel. This is an opportunity to re-center your community on the gospel of Jesus.
God is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer’s life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.”
Lenten Devotionals – Redeemer Presbyterian Church
“In 2011 Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York published 40 Lenten Devotions written by a variety of authors including Kathy Keller. Due to popular demand over successive years, RPC has continued to make the devotions available to help their people ‘prepare their hearts for Easter.”
This devotional material is available through the You Version Bible app.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Lent Guide – Sally Lloyd-Jones
This guide includes:
- A Letter to Friends (big and little) from Sally
- A paper chain reading plan template, counting the 40 days of Lent
- A reading plan calendar, with a corresponding chapter from The Jesus Storybook Bible to read each day
- Coloring pages from the Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, illustrated by Jago