VBC Lent 2022

What is Lent?

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the very heart of Christianity.  Lent is first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our lives.  Lent (from Latin, meaning “fortieth”) is the forty days beginning on Ash Wednesday and leading up to Easter Sunday. It is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of Jesus. It is this very preparation and repentance – aimed at grasping the intense significance of the crucifixion – that gives us a deep and powerful longing for the resurrection, the joy of Easter.  – (from Journey to the Cross by K. Haug & W. Walker)

For more information click on this video  What is Lent?  by Matt Chandler

Join in the season of Lent with these free devotional guides

Journey to the Cross: Readings and Devotions for Lent by Kendal Haug & Will Walker

(Click on image to download, or click HERE)
This downloadable PDF is 104 pages and each of the 40 days includes:  A Call to Worship, Confession, Gospel Reading, Devotional, Reflection, and Closing Prayer.

Lent Guide (The Village Church

(Click on image to download, or click HERE)                                                                                                                  This downloadable PDF guide is 52 pages and leads you through the seven weeks of Lent. Each week has a prayer, a reading from the life of Christ from the Gospel of Luke, and supplemental readings for the week. There is also a suggested area for fasting for each week.  

Additional Resources

Other Personal Devotionals for purchase (click on title for link):

Rich Wounds by Dave Mathis

Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp

To Seek and to Save by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Family Lent Devotionals to include the Children also for purchase (click on title for link):

Mission Accomplished by Scott James

Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter by Arnold Ytreeide

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