Lenten Reflections

Lent is something I’ve often heard of as I was growing up, but never really took a look at what it was or where it came from. Generally I just heard friends in high school who would give up things during Lent season, but didn’t have any idea that it was anything beyond that. Thanks to a recent post on the Gospel Coalition website, I learned a little more about what it is.

Lent (from the Latin for “fortieth”) begins on Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter. In a devotional guide to Lent, Kendal Haug and Will Walker say “Lent, therefore, is about living out of our union with, and identity in, Christ. Lent is first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our lives.” What a great thing to celebrate and practice! Letting the Good News of the Gospel make its way deeper into our lives!

You can access this devotional guide through the Gospel Coalition blog or clicking here. I plan to go through these devotionals myself as I prepare for the celebration of the best news on earth: Jesus Christ dies for my sins, was buried, and on the third day he rose again, and now sits at the right hand of God, interceding on our behalf!

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  1. Louise

     /  February 13, 2013

    Hi Pastor Mike,
    You have been doing a lot of blogging, it is good that you put your thoughts down. Steve and I downloaded the kindle edition of “40 days of living the Jesus Creed” by Scot McKnight this morning and plan to use it for our lenten devotions. I read a lot of the Gospel Coalition materials or at least blog posts and find that I need to expose myself to other Christian perspectives too.
    Louise

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