For those of you who pay attention to the church calendar, Lent is about to arrive. Lent is a time of preparation for the Christian observance of Holy Week—the week that Jesus died—that culminates in Easter Sunday. Lent is a time for self-reflection and collective reflection that leads toward transformation. It is a time for slowing down. It is an invitation to pay attention to pain, ask for help, and participate in healing.
If you are getting ready for Lent, personally or as a group, I want to let you know about two resources that might serve you individually or your community during this season:
Lenten Devotional Guide
One, I’ve written a daily devotional guide through the season of Lent. Each day holds a verse from the Bible accompanied by a short reflection. Each week contains a theme, with questions for reflection that can be used individually or in groups.
- You can order On The Way: Walking With Jesus Through the Season of Lent here (or preview an excerpt here).
Lenten Discussion Series for Small Groups
Two, I’ve put together an 8-week discussion series for small groups to use during Lent. This FREE resource includes a short video teaching from me for each week as well as questions for conversation from a Bible passage and accompanying chapters in To Be Made Well. This study walks participants through the movements of healing personally and as communities.
- You can find the guide and the videos here.
Join the Community
I already know of multiple churches across the country that will be using these resources throughout this season. I hope you’ll also find one of these resources helpful in your own experience of Lent this year.
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