Why participate in Lent?
Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of Jesus. Our participation in Lent is aimed at grasping the intense significance of the crucifixion – that gives us a deep and powerful longing for the resurrection, the joy of Easter. During Lent we fast; at Easter we feast. During Lent we contemplate; at Easter we celebrate. The season of Lent helps us to be truly ready for Good Friday and Easter.
What are the daily readings like?
This book is a devotional guide for the season of Lent. Each day consists of Scripture readings, meditations, reflection questions, and prayers—all aimed toward directing your heart to God and deepening your understanding of the events that led to Easter.
Each week of the devotional is focused on a different theme: repentance, humility, suffering, lament, sacrifice, and death. Although not exclusive to Lent, these themes capture the content and tone of the season. They point us to Jesus, and to put it simply: Lent is about Jesus. Our aim is to reflect meaningfully on his journey to the cross, so that we might take up our cross and follow him.
Download the Guide
Download the Journey to the Cross. (This devotional guide is provided by Kendal Haug & Will Walker of Providence Church, Austin.)