Category: lent2020

Confession

WEEK 6: CONFESSION What are we learning through Lent? How have your readings, prayers, or fasting challenged or encouraged you as you follow Jesus? SCRIPTURE Read Psalm 38. This is David’s prayer of confession. It’s his prayer to expose the lifelessness of empty sins. Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord 1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! 2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/1/20
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Anger

Week 5 What are we learning through Lent? How have your readings, prayers, or fasting challenged or encouraged you as you follow Jesus? SCRIPTURE Read Psalm 137. How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 On the willows there we hung up our lyres. 3 For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/26/20
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Confusion

Week 4 What are we learning through Lent? How have your readings, prayers, or fasting challenged or encouraged you as you follow Jesus? SCRIPTURE Psalm 77: In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord 1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3 When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. 4 You hold my... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/19/20
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Lament

Week 3 What are you learning through Lent? How have your readings, prayers, or fasting challenged or encouraged you as you follow Jesus? Lament is not about getting things off your chest. It’s about casting your anxieties upon God and trusting him with them. Mere complaining indicates a lack of intimacy with God. Because lament is a form of prayer, lament transforms our cries and complaints into worship.  Anyone can complain, and practically everyone does. Christians can... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/11/20
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Life and Death

WEEK 2 What have you learned through Lent? How have your readings, prayers, or fasting challenged or encouraged you as you follow Jesus? Scripture Lent is a time of particular focus on life and death—the coming of life and the curse of sin, death, and evil in us, our relationships, and our world. The Psalms, as Eugene Peterson writes, “give us the equipment for our souls.” In other words, they teach and form us spiritually. This week’s Scripture is ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/4/20
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Early Days of Lent

Week 1 WHAT IS LENT? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the very heart of Christianity. The good news of the gospel is that God has acted in history to conquer evil and reconcile sinners to himself through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Lent is first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our lives. Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of Jesus. It is... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/25/20
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