Week 1 - Faith
February 18-20, 2021
Reading: Luke 4 - This week we will be reading and discussing the story of Jesus wandering in the desert. - Jesus went in to the desert for 40 days to be "tested". The desert is a dangerous place and Jesus was hungry, cold and tired. Click on the button below to view this week's lesson.
Reflection Question: When you are tempted or things are hard, how do you remember God is there for you?
Week 2 - Peace
February 22 - 29, 2021
Reading: Matthew 5:14-16, John 12:46, Lent begins in the shadows of winter and ends in the sunshine of spring. We can use Lent as a time to shed light on our lives, to improve our relationship with God.
Reflection Questions: Where do you shine in the world? How can you help “light” others “candles”?
Week 3 - Discipline
March 1 - 6, 2021
Reading: Matthew 4:3-4 and Luke 19:1-10 When he was in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted to turn stones into bread. He knew that was not what God wanted him to do so he did not change the rocks. Later, Jesus did do amazing things. Jesus fed people who were hungry for food, love, and words of encouragement. Sometimes when you are sad or angry, it could feel like your heart has become a rock. Jesus can change your heart when it feels like this! He is always with you to help you through the hard times in life.
Reflection Questions: Is there a place in your life where you could make better choices? How can you help someone who has a "rock" in their heart?
Week 4 - Compassion
March 8 - 13, 2021
Reading: Luke 3:21-22 The sea shell, is an ancient symbol of baptism. Lent began as a time to teach new Christians about the meaning of their Christian faith before they were baptized at Easter. Jesus began his ministry after his baptism.
Reflection Questions: Do you remember your baptism? What does being Baptized me to you?
Week 5 - Praise
March 15 - 20, 2021
Reading: John 13:1-17 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Because Jesus was fully human, like we say in the creed, we know he understands how we feel from inside a body just like ours. No matter how we behave, Jesus always invites us to be a part of his work in the world. Jesus knows we can do good things on earth, just like he did. The 40 days of Lent give us time to slow us down so we can pay attention to this part of our life. We can take time to think about ways we can live more like Christ.
Reflection Questions: What can I do to be more like Jesus?
Week 6 - Hope
March 22 - 27, 2021
Reading: Matthew 13 The miracle of Jesus death on the cross and resurrection gives us hope and new life in him. When we put our hope and trust in Jesus, amazing things can and will happen. Jesus can change lives.
Reflection Questions: What things can you think of that change? Are there miracles in your life?
Holy Week - Blessings
March 29 - April 3, 2021
Reading: Matthew 26 & 27 Lent is a 40 day journey to Jesus on the cross. The cross is a both a sign of death AND of resurrection. The stories of Holy Week are the end of our journey to the cross. We see Jesus eating a meal with his friends on Maundy Thursday. Then we move into Good Friday – Jesus’ is betrayed by his friend Judas, his friend Peter denies knowing him, he has a trial before Pilate, and finally he is hung on the cross. Holy Saturday is when we remember Jesus descending to the dead.
Reflection Questions: What is the hardest part for you to understand about Holy Week? What is your favorite part of Holy Week?