Lent Preview

Read: Luke 4:1-12

Today around the world, Christians from a variety of denominations and backgrounds are preparing for the season of Lent.  The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lenten” meaning “spring.”  For centuries, the season of Lent marks the 40 days (not counting Sundays) preceding the celebration of Easter.  Lent is 40 days long to mirror the amount of time Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry (the story you read in today’s verses.)  Over the next six weeks leading up to Easter, we will be posting devotionals each day to help prepare us for the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday, March 27.  The readings each day will take us from the resurrection of Lazarus in Bethany to the resurrection of Jesus outside Jerusalem, and much of what happened in between these two events in the last week of Jesus’ earthly life.   We invite you to join us on this journey through the cross to the empty tomb this spring!

Question of the Day: How does reading God’s Word and praying help prepare you for the challenges and temptations you face in life?

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