Every year, Christians around the world observe Lent. Lent is observed over a period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It provides Christians the opportunity to prepare their minds, hearts, and activities toward the hope and joy that come from the resurrection of Jesus.
During Lent, Christians typically devote themselves to three spiritual disciplines:
Praying – intentionally connecting and communicating with God
Fasting – intentionally disconnecting ourselves from our physical wants and needs
Almsgiving – intentionally doing good toward the people around us
I want to encourage you to do all three things during this season as we prepare ourselves for the Easter holiday.
In order to help prepare your mind and hearts for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we want to equip you with a Bible reading plan that will follow along in our sermon series that can be used Monday-Friday of the Lent season. This plan is a slow reading of John 13-19 which will follow Jesus' last teachings to his disciples and then the events leading to his crucifixion on Good Friday. To download a copy of just the Bible reading plan for a self guided devotional experience, use the link below. Otherwise, check back here beginning 2/14 for daily devotions through the Lent season.
The purpose of this plan is for you to spend at least 10 minutes each day re-anchoring yourself in the Word of God so you can apply the Word of God as you live on mission each day during the week.
I hope your time of scripture reading and prayer is fruitful and that you would encounter the fullness of God’s mercy and grace through it.