Lent Study Guide

Welcome! Peace be with you as look toward the season of Lent. Lent is a season of fasting and repentance that reminds us, in an embodied way, that we have not yet reached the promised land. In this mortal life, we are on pilgrimage. God gives us nourishment, which can offer a foretaste of our final destination. But we’re not there yet.  The 40 days of Lent remind us that Israel spent 40 years in the wilderness, facing temptation, completely dependent upon the Lord’s provision for food and water. Likewise, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness, facing temptation. He fasted from food but fed upon the word of God (Matt. 4:4). Jesus is our pioneer in the wilderness, showing us that we need not build idols to receive true deliverance. Rather, in Christ, we are freed to live in dependence upon and active obedience to the Father. Beginning on … Continue reading Lent Study Guide