Rediscovering Lent

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OVERVIEW
Lent is meant to be much more than a muscle contest for the will. Rather, through fasting and focus, Lent helps us to enter into close communion with Jesus as we ponder our sinfulness and the grace coming at Calvary. Many evangelicals are rediscovering the spiritual richness of this ancient tradition.

This download will help you explore the history of Lent and consider what it can mean in your own life. So whether Lentís relatively new to you, or itís been part of your life ís rhythm for many years, this exploration offers you something new to think about.

Articles
Introduction
Better Than Broccoli
by Kelli B. Trujillo

Leaderís Guide
How to use ďRediscovering LentĒ for a group study

Lenten History 101
A brief overview.
by Ted Olsen

Food for the Soul?
A look at Lenten fasting through the centuries.
by Elesha Coffman

Observe it or Ignore it?
The challenge Lent poses to Evangelical Protestants.
A Christianity Today editorial

Spirit-Filled Freedom . . . and Lent
The season can be a beautiful and deeply moving experience of walking with Jesus to the cross.
by Sherwood E. Wirt

Whatever Happened to Repentance?
We íve come to think our faith is about comfort. Itís not.
by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Lent for the Non-Liturgical
7 ways those with a non-liturgical church background can gain from the richness of liturgy.
by Elizabeth Diffin

Lent . . . For All Ages!
40 unique ways families can count down to the greatest event in history.
by Annette LaPlaca


Additional Resources: Books to help you further.

Total number of pages - 37 pages

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