Lenten Guide
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Lenten Guide

February 17, 2021 | Gregg Caruso


Lent 2021 begins today—Ash Wednesday. We at Community Covenant Church would like to invite you on a Lenten Journey as we prepare our hearts to celebrate on Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter).

We will hold a Good Friday Service at 6:30 pm on April 2nd. Register for the in-person gathering or watch it online.

We will have two services on Easter: 9 am and 11 am. As of now, we are not planning to have children’s ministry available but that could change based on a number of factors, including volunteers, vaccines, and the current COVID numbers.

Feel free to bring your kids to church throughout Lent and on Easter. We set up family tables in the back of the worship center and we don’t mind the extra commotion because kids are an important part of our church too! If s/he gets too fussy make your way into the café. You can watch the service on the screen.

Table of Contents:

  • Intro/Overview: 5:47 minute Gospel Project video on Messiah
  • Historical Overview of Lent
  • A Daily (3-5 minute) Mediations[1]
  • Longer Holy Week Meditations[2] (Including some of Gregg’s favorite YouTube song choices)

It may be good to begin this journey by watching a 5:47 minute video entitled, Messiah. It will provide you (and your kids/grandkids) with perspective regarding how the Bible only tells one story that culminates in Jesus coming out of heaven into our brokenness, living the life we should have lived and dying in our place so that we could enjoy full access to God.

https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/messiah

Why Bother with Lent?

Is there a benefit to thinking about the themes of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in preparation for Resurrection Sunday?

The Lenten Season begins today and is referred to as Ash Wednesday marking 40 days until Resurrection Sunday (Easter). The day before Ash Wednesday is known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”).

 ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday provides an opportunity to remember our mortality and to ask God to “teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:12). When we take time to consider our weakness and mortality and remember our salvation and the promises it holds our heart is overwhelmed with a love for Jesus—and our distaste for sin increases.

 CONFUSION ABOUT LENT

There is a lot of confusion in the American Evangelical Church regarding Lent. To be sure, the Bible doesn’t require us to recognize seasons like Lent—or even Advent. In Romans 14:5, Paul writes that the celebration of holy days is a matter of Christian liberty. Paul continues, “The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord” (Rom. 14:6). Therefore, any recognition of Lent must be done in a way that honors God. As Jesus made clear when He quoted Isaiah to the Pharisees, external actions void of heart engagement are not honoring to God. Jesus quotes Isaiah who prophesied to a hypocritical people, “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Mat 15:8). Therefore, any special attention to the Lenten Season that honors God must include heart-level repentance and authentic faith, not external obedience to church tradition. So, the Lenten season and its encouragement to take an extended time to focus on the death and resurrection of Christ provide us with an opportunity to honor God as well as a temptation toward sin. There can be a real value in marking this season, but only if done with a heart that seeks to honor God.

 HISTORY

Lent is one of the liturgical seasons of the church calendar that precedes Easter. The name of this season originates from the Anglo-Saxon lencten meaning “spring.” The origins of Lent are controversial. Traditionally it is understood as an intense season of preparation for “Catechumens” (converts under training) who were preparing to be baptized on Easter. By the Council of Nicea, A.D. 325, it officially referred to Lent as “forty days” and made it immediately precede Easter. Sundays are not counted as part of Lent, since Sundays are reserved for celebration. The Season of Lent now officially begins with Ash Wednesday because of the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of Christians. This practice is dated back at least from the late-eleventh century.

 THEMES

Lent carries in its tide a number of biblical themes, stories, and structures. Again, Lent was a season that the early church used to prepare catechumens—new converts WHO wished to join the church through baptism, which was typically accomplished at Easter. The catechumens were encouraged during the 40 days to engage in regular times of repentance and confession and to seek reconciliation with those whom they had sinned against, and who had sinned against them—the very spiritual disciplines that every Christian should engage in daily. (Matt. 5:24, 2 Cor. 5:18). Now, you don’t need a special season to do this. But there also is a benefit in setting aside a specific time to focus on these things. Throughout the history of the church, many believers have benefitted from using the Lenten season to do just that.

 PRACTICE

The Season of Lent is part of a larger church calendar that includes Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Ordinary time. These are celebrations that have been developed over a long period of time originally in the Catholic Church and flowed into practice in other denominations (specifically Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian). The practices connected to each season mostly find their roots in observing the life of Jesus as it is portrayed in the gospels. Some of the practices and celebrations may also be connected to ancient pagan celebrations that Christians re-appropriated over time (e.g., celebrating Christmas on December 25th). Nowhere is the church calendar commanded in Scripture. Calvin and others thought it permissible to recognize the chief evangelical feasts of Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost but felt that the focus should always be on the proclamation of the whole gospel for the people of God each Sunday. “You don’t need a special season to do this. But there also is a benefit in setting aside a specific time to focus on these things.”

 PREPARATION FOR EASTER Again, the Lenten season and its encouragement to take an extended time to focus on the death and resurrection of Christ provides us with an opportunity to honor God as we prepare for Easter Sunday.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION – Thoughts from J.I.Packer’s classic, Knowing God (pgs 18-19)

How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? 

The rule for doing this is demanding, but simple.  It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into a matter for meditation before God, leading to prayer and praise to God.

Meditation is a lost art today, a Christian people suffer grievously from their ignorance of the practice.  Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God.  It is the activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.  Its purpose is to clear one’s mental and spiritual vision of God, and to let His truth make its full and proper impact on ones mind and heart.  It is a matter of talking to oneself about God, and oneself; it is indeed, often a matter of arguing with oneself, reasoning oneself out of moods of douby and unbelief into a clear apprehension of God’s power and grace.  Its effect is ever to humble us, as we contemplate God’s greatness and glory, and our own littleness and sinfulness, and to encourage and reassure us — ‘comfort’ us, in the old, strong, Bible sense of the word — as we contemplate the unsearchable riches of divine mercy displayed in the Lord Jesus Christ.  These were the points stressed by Spurgeon in the passage which we quoted in the beginning, and they are true.  And it is as we enter more and more deeply into this experience of being humbled and exalted that our knowledge of God increases, and with it our peace, our strength, and our joy.  God help us, them to put our knowledge about God to this use, that we all may in truth ‘know the Lord.’


In this next section, there is a daily passage from the Bible along with a reflection question and a prayer which you can use as a starter…

DAY 1: ASH WEDNESDAY

READ: Galatians 2:20

REFLECT: How am I conforming to culture? What would it look like to follow the way of Jesus more fully?

PRAY: Lord, I am not my own. I am a sinner and I have fallen short of your glory, yet you became a man to die on a cross in my place. Thank you for loving me that much, Jesus! In this season, may I be crucified with Christ so I can truly live.

 

DAY 2: READ: Song of Solomon 1:4

REFLECT: What do you hope for or expect the most meaningful part of this Lenten season to be for you? What will you remember?

PRAY: Lord, help me to dive into this season of Lent with intentionality and purpose. I want to know you better, love you more fully, and accept your grace more readily. Draw me closer to you, day by day.

 

DAY 3: READ: 1 Samuel 15:22

REFLECT: Where am I focusing my attention?

PRAY: Lord, I pray that I wouldn’t make Lent about myself this year, but instead about your great love for me through your sacrifice of Jesus. May I focus on your love above all else–thank you, Jesus, for giving your life for mine.

 

DAY 4: READ: Jeremiah 29:12-14

REFLECT: How can I honor the sacrifice of Jesus through my life?

PRAY: Jesus, help me to set aside time for worship, reflection, and prayer in this season of Lent. Help me draw nearer to you and understand you more deeply. May I receive the overwhelming graces you have to offer me, today and every day.

 

DAY 5: SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

DAY 6: READ: Galatians 6:14

REFLECT: How can I be more cognizant of the cross today?

PRAY: Jesus, focus my heart and my mind on what you endured for me. Everything you did, you did for the salvation of all humankind–I am eternally grateful. I am in awe of you, Lord. Thank you for the cross.

 

DAY 7: READ: Matthew 22:37-39

REFLECT: Why am I sharing this thought or desire in this season of Lent?

PRAY:  Lord, may I be gracious toward all who choose to observe Lent, and all those who don’t. May I be cautious in how I share about my Lenten practices this month, seeking to avoid hypocrisy and choosing to love for my neighbors.

 

DAY 8: READ: Luke 10:30-37

REFLECT: What can I do this Lenten season to focus on Christ?

PRAY: Lord, in this Lenten Season, help me to focus on you above all else. Show me how I can be your hands and feet in my neighborhood–may I live out my faith in this season in new ways that give you glory.

 

DAY 9: READ: Ephesians 2:8-9

REFLECT: When and why have I been tempted to “give up” on Lent? How can I hang in there?

PRAY: God, thank you for not expecting perfection from me. You know I make mistakes, and that’s why you sent Jesus to save me from my sin. Here I am, Lord, trying again, despite all the times I have fallen short. Thank you for your grace.

 

DAY 10: READ: Hebrews 4:16

REFLECT: How can I renew my commitment today to daily approach the throne of grace and humbly receive forgiveness, awareness, assurance, and words of encouragement and direction?

PRAY: I’m sorry Jesus. I let you down. It was the least I could do to give up a menial thing like sweets and I failed. But today I feel a renewed sense of grace that’s been missing from my heart for a while. Thank you, Lord…

 

DAY 11: READ: Psalm 35:13b

REFLECT: Consider fasting? How does fasting help us to focus on Jesus?

PRAY: Lord, as I fast over these few weeks, may it be less about selfish gain and more about selfless worship. Help me to shift my focus away from myself and more toward you, Jesus.

 

DAY 12: SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

DAY 13: READ: Psalm 42:1

REFLECT: Do you need a fresh infusion of grace? Do you want to realize more of God’s Spirit? Do you want to feel more joy?

PRAY: God, shine a light on the areas of my life where I have selfish motives that draw my attention away from you. Strengthen me as I fast from those things and instead prioritize you.

 

DAY 14: READ: Colossians 3:1-5a

REFLECT: In what areas of my life am I most tempted to sin? How can I actively fight against those temptations?

PRAY: Lord, help me to fight against my sin with your strength. I know that I have already been accepted in Christ, and that one day I will be fully conformed to your glorious image once and for all. Thank you that real change is possible today in you.

 

DAY 15: READ: Psalm 102:1-2

REFLECT: Why is it important for you to observe Lent rather than just go straight to celebrating Easter?

PRAY: Lord, do your resurrection work in me. Transform my heart and my life into one that gives you glory and praise in every way. Pull me deeper and bring me closer to your heart.

 

DAY 16: READ: Isaiah 43:19

REFLECT: What is a  “new thing” you could consider to grow, strengthen, develop your faith?

PRAY: Lord, open my eyes to new ways that I can remove distractions from my life in order to see and know you better. Help me to be creative in the choices I make, as I seek to discover more of who you are without anything in the way.

 

DAY 17: READ: Matthew 6:16

REFLECT: How can you give God glory in this season, whether you eat or fast?

PRAY: Lord, remind me of my frailty and continual need for grace. I rejoice that my appetite for sin has been forgiven and will one day be erased! I want to focus on you through all fasting in this season and beyond.

 

DAY 18:

READ: Philippians 4:11-13

REFLECT: How are you finding contentment in Christ in this season?

PRAY: Lord, I pray that focusing on contentment with who you designed me to be for forty days would help me to relish in the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection more. He died so that I could have a full an abundant life, not so that I could hide and cower. I pray that I realize more than I do now that Jesus is in the Father, I am in Christ, and Christ is in me.

 

DAY 19: SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

DAY 20: READ: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

REFLECT: How do you see the resurrection playing our in your life and on a broader scale?

PRAY: Lord, help me to have a world view that is big enough to include all that the resurrection means, for me, for the church, and for mankind everywhere, for all time. Thank you that the resurrection is not just a personal reality, but a cosmic reality.

 

DAY 21:

READ: Acts 10:2

REFLECT: How can we celebrate this season as a family? How can I engage my family members in new ways this year?

PRAY: Lord, I want to celebrate this season with my whole family. Show me ways we can draw near to you together this year in worship and adoration, as well as celebration and joy.

 

DAY 22: READ: Revelation 12:11

REFLECT: How does the cross affect your life, your hurt, your sin, your debt?

PRAY: Redeemer, Lamb of God, He is worthy. Thank you for the Cross, my God and King.

 

DAY 23: READ: Luke 1:32-33

REFLECT: What does it mean for us today that so many Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled by Christ?

PRAY: Lord, you are true to your word. You have always been faithful, and you will continue to be faithful. Thank you for fulfilling every promise you made. You are trustworthy and good.

 

DAY 24: READ: Matthew 3:17

REFLECT: Think about what it means that Jesus is the Son of God.

PRAY: Jesus, you were scorned, beaten, mocked, and crucified for my sake. I cannot thank you enough for enduring such cruelty for the sake of my salvation. You are God’s only Son, the greatest sacrifice, my Savior and Redeemer. I praise you and thank you with all my heart.

 

DAY 25: READ: Psalm 75:7

REFLECT: Consider the ways Jesus was challenging the leaders of the time. Consider the political and social consequences of His claims and consider how His death and resurrection changed the world forever.

PRAY: Jesus, we pray that you would open our hearts and minds to understand more of the cultural and historical contexts of your life, your death, and your resurrection. Help us to gain greater understanding as we look at what it all meant for the world then and now.

 

DAY 26: SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

DAY 27: READ: Hebrews 9:27

REFLECT: What does the death and resurrection of Jesus mean for your own eternity?

PRAY: Jesus, help me to not fear death, for I know that you have gone ahead and made a way for me into eternal life. I choose today to accept again your great gift of life eternal in heaven with you and pray that you would give me confidence for every step of my journey until then.

 

DAY 28: READ: Micah 7:8

REFLECT: How have you seen Christ meet you in your dark days?

PRAY: Lord, in the dark seasons of my life, shine your light. When I am doubting, remind me of who you are. When I am weary, bring me peace. When I am restless, may I find my rest in you. You are the victory– hallelujah!

 

DAY 29: READ: Acts 4:33

REFLECT: Brainstorm ways you can keep celebrating the spirit of Easter after Resurrection Sunday.

PRAY: Jesus, I don’t want to forget about Easter once the calendar changes. Help me to keep the cross in mind daily—it changes everything and I never want to forget the life-changing and beautiful impact of salvation in my life and in our world.

 

DAY 30: READ: Ephesians 1:18-19

REFLECT: What confirms for you that Christ is the Risen Lord?

PRAY: Jesus, I believe you are the one true Savior. I believe you conquered death to bring us into eternal life with you. In the times when I am tempted to doubt that you truly died and rose again, remind me of your truth.

 

DAY 31:

READ: John 20:11-18

REFLECT: How does the resurrection change your outlook on your circumstances?

PRAY: Jesus, your resurrection power is mightier than I could ever imagine. I am so thankful that resurrection changes everything about the world around me– you are with me now and forevermore.

 

DAY 32: READ: John 13:35

REFLECT: How do others around you know that you are a follower of Christ?

PRAY: Lord, I want to follow you. I want to do what you did, love like you loved. Help me to see opportunities to love the people around me well, to serve others, and to be gracious unto them.

 

DAY 33: SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

DAY 34:

READ: Zechariah 9:9

REFLECT: How have you made Easter about worldly things? How can you turn your focus back to Christ?

PRAY: Lord, thank you for the deeper meaning of this day. Thank you that bunnies and colorful eggs are not all that this Easter is about– thank you that it’s all about so much more. Help us to shift our eyes from what the world says to celebrate, to what you have done for us.

 

DAY 35:

READ: 1 Corinthians 11:24

REFLECT: How can you carve out time and space for remembrance, repentance, and resurrection in this season?

PRAY: Jesus, thank you for going on a rescue mission to save me. Thank you for bringing me back to life so sin and death are not the end of my story. In this season, I’m reminded of my need for you—thank you, Jesus.

 

DAY 36: READ: Luke 6:20-26

REFLECT: Take time to read the Easter story with an eye for the marginalized, obscure, and oppressed.

PRAY: Father, help me see the Easter story through fresh eyes. Reveal Yourself to me in new ways. Show me how I can be a bold, courageous, faithful disciple who loves and serves you well. In Jesus’ name I ask, Amen. 

 

DAY 37:

READ: Matthew 18:20

REFLECT: Ask a friend to pray for you and with you in this season.

PRAY: Lord, sometimes I admit I feel far from you and disconnected from your heart. In this season, remind me of what is true. Speak louder than the lies. I want to celebrate that you are risen, powerful, and in control of all things.

 

DAY 38:

READ: Matthew 26:69-75

REFLECT: How has the Lord transformed you?

PRAY: Jesus, we, like your disciples, have denied and betrayed you. We have doubted you and deserted you. We have failed to live perfectly like you showed us, yet you love us anyway. Thank you, Jesus. We are undeserving of your grace and your sacrifice.

 

DAY 39:

READ: Mark 14:32-42

REFLECT: Prayerfully think on the events described in this passage and their deep and life-changing meaning for each of us.

PRAY: Lord Jesus, you are the only one who is truly holy. As this Holy Week begins, still our hearts and our minds and allow us to enter into your presence. We want to wholly reflect on you this week as we follow your journey to the cross.

 

DAY 40: PALM SUNDAY – Go/tune-in to church!

 

Holy Week Meditations

We are taking each day to be with Jesus this week leading up to Christ’s resurrection that we celebrate on Easter. Spend some quiet time with the passage each day. Settle and still yourself by whatever means you find effective to give your full attention to the stirrings within you from the presence of the Holy Spirit. A few deep breaths to calm your body and soul may be helpful to prepare yourself.

A song on youtube will be included each day for you to listen to before or after each reading.

May you be refreshed in reflection and repentance so as to draw closer to your Lord and Savior this passion week.

 

Holy Monday – Anointing His Feet

Scripture Reading: John 12:1-11

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV2Ng16KImw

As you read the passage what word or phrase has touched your heart?

What would it have been like for you to be at the house of Lazarus with Martha and Mary?
See Mary as she anoints the feet of Jesus, the very feet that would soon be pierced upon the cross.  Imagine the fragrance of the perfume as it fills the room.

This all takes place after the raising of Lazarus and before the triumphal entry celebrated on Palm Sunday. I wonder how long this costly perfume’s scent would have lasted? Would the crowds have caught a whiff of this fragrance as Jesus enters Jerusalem?

I see here many conflicts of interest, fears and accusations from Judas and the religious leaders. What strikes me the most is the commitment and sacrifice that Mary makes as she takes her alabaster jar containing a year’s worth of wages to be broken and poured out upon her Lord. She holds nothing back in this prophetic act of sacrifice just as Jesus will give His all for us through His broken body on the cross.

Spend some time reflecting on this act of love by Mary and what God is asking of you this week.
How can you be broken and poured out for Jesus?

What is capturing your attention right now that is taking away from your devotion to Him?
Are there any conflicts of interest in your own soul, fears or worries?

Bring them to Him now to talk about and receive the grace He desires to give you.
Rest in the knowledge that God is with you this day and desires to fill your home with the sweet fragrance of His presence.

To learn more about the perfume: https://www.theperfumechronicles.com/overviews-articles/nard

 

Holy Tuesday – Denial

We are taking each day to be with Jesus this week leading up to Christ’s resurrection that we celebrate on Easter. 

Spend some quiet time with the passage each day.

Settle and still yourself by whatever means you find effective to give your full attention to the stirrings within you from the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

A few deep breaths to calm your body and soul may be helpful to prepare yourself.

May you grow in the compassion of our Lord as you are with Him on this journey to the cross. May you discover how to follow Him more nearly in the way of Love and receive the love He has freely given His life for.

SCRIPTURE READING: John 13:21-38

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8GG1tPa94Q

Be with Jesus there at the table where He and his friends are sharing a meal together.

What does it feel like to be there and hear the words that Jesus speaks?
What strikes you in the heart?

Talk to Jesus about anything that you are feeling and thinking right now.

Know that His love covers all and that He forgives and accepts you as you are.
What kind of response will you give back to this Love?

PRAYER of Response
“Oh God, my heart desires to love you more yet I know that I am weak and will turn away from you at times, forgive me for this wandering and help me to draw close to you and not run away from your love. Help me in my weakness and give me strength.”

And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”  —2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Wednesday of Holy Week

Settle and still yourself by whatever means you find effective to give your full attention to the stirrings within you from the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

A few deep breaths to calm your body and soul may be helpful to prepare yourself.

Today we enter the time and place with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

We will not be using many words but experience this time through the songs and scriptures. Be blessed!

SCRIPTURE READING:​ Mark 14:33-42

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IIZIPtQuW8

As you read the passage notice what captures your heart the most.
Then just be there with Jesus as you listen to the next song, watch and pray.

Journal anything that you felt or heard during this time as a response in prayer.

 

Thursday of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday)

Here we are on Holy Thursday which in many churches is traditionally known as the last supper and a foot washing ceremony is held. Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “command,” and refers to Jesus’ commandment to the disciples to “Love one another as I have loved you.”

I wonder what the disciples must have felt like to have Jesus, their teacher, the Messiah to take on this role of a servant. Remember too that it was just a few days ago that Mary of Bethany displayed the same custom with an intimate act of touching Jesus’ feet with own her costly perfume and the strands of her own hair.

Settle and still yourself by whatever means you find effective to give your full attention to the stirrings within you from the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

A few deep breaths to calm your body and soul may be helpful to prepare yourself.

TODAY we will be at the Lord’s Supper where Jesus shows us what true servanthood really is. As you read the passage ask the Holy Spirit to give you fresh eyes to see and ears to hear through this powerful act of Jesus as He washes the disciple’s feet.

SCRIPTURE: Take note of where you are in the scene and what you hear spoken directly to you. John 13:1-17

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT5JrK1J6OU

Good Friday

Prepare your heart for our Good Friday Service

SCRIPTURE READING JOHN 19:17-42

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuU10GJJico

This is the day we remember the death of Christ on the cross. Scripture tells us to take up our cross daily, so it is not something we ever forget. The work on the cross is what calls us into an abundant life and connection with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

It is at the foot of the cross we sit today and enter the story along with the others that were actually present at that time and place.

Use your imagination, the one God has given you, to be there at the scene beyond what has been portrayed through the movies and paintings you have viewed.

As you read the following scriptures ask yourself these questions.

  • What are the surroundings like that you see there? 
  • Where are you in the scene and who might you be?
  • What do you hear and what do you feel?
  • How do you respond?

Saturday of Holy Week

Today is Holy Saturday and is a time of holy waiting, a time to trust, a time to rest.

Here is Saturday, the space between the death and the resurrection of Christ.

It is here that we are asked to keep vigil. and wait in the dark as the whole world is waiting for answers and an end to this crisis.  

This very place at the tomb Jesus comes to meet us just as He did with the faithful women.

May you each receive the fullness of God’s presence during this day as you await Easter Morning.

BLESSINGS of peace and joy to you in the waiting!

To prepare yourself be in silence and just breathe as you read the scripture below.


PSALM 46:1-5

God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change

And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

Though its waters roar and foam,

Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Selah.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kORVVNHHUY

QUESTIONS TO PONDER:

  • Where do I meet Jesus in this dark holding time?
  • What fears do I need to tell him about and trust him in?
  • What sorrows or losses will I surrender to His love that heals me?

Song: Watch The Champion with your kids/grandkids


Resurrection Day:
Go/tune-in to church! And who can you invite to join you?? Two services: 9am and 11am. Registration will be required.

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGncW_ueyHA



[1] Edited and adapted from CrossWalk.com

[2] Edited and adapted from Cambria Vineyard Church

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