The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday (46 days before Easter). Lenten is not a time of formal religious rites that do not have a common place in the Christian life. It's a time for God's people to seriously reevaluate whether the biblical disciplines of fasting, prayer, repentance, and righteous living have been neglected in their lives . . . and then to strengthen those disciplines.
Lenten Podcast Episodes
Lenten Bible Reading
Lent is a unique Preparation specifically in light of Easter. However, the spiritual disciplines on which Lent focuses should be an active and dynamic part of our Year Long Celebration of God.
- Lenten disciplines anticipate the Day of Prayer.
- They are valuable as we look forward to observing the events of the Passion Week.
- Sobriety is a correct response as we consider the responsibility it is to steward the Earth.
- Fasting, praying, repenting, and righteous living should be our regular habit as we wait for the Lord's second coming.
- Lenten disciplines are extremely valuable as we wrestle with the biblical realities of the Day of Atonement, Halloween, and Veteran's Day.
- Little Lent (otherwise known as Advent) also anticipates the celebration of Christmas!