Two Resources for the Season of Lent:
For those of you who pay attention to the church calendar, Lent arrives on February 14. 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:
Daily Lenten Devotional
This daily devotional walks 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).
Small Group Guide and Video Series
This 8-week discussion series is for small groups to use during Lent. This resource includes a short video teaching from me 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 free guide and 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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