I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2
In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season.
Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
Yes and No: Lent and the Reformed Faith
John Witvliet outlines the history of the celebration of Lent and highlights the importance of understanding one's context in discerning how best to celebrate Lent in one's church.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
... on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects ... painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season
Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more.
Painful Path, Strong Faith
This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and difficulty.
Restore the Joy of Salvation
On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits.
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Cross of Wood
A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf.
Full Text Hymns on Lent
Create in Me a Clean HeartPD
When I Survey the Wondrous CrossPD
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Ash Wednesday Worship
Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
Sermon Brainwave 224
A podcast on the Lectionary texts of the Third Sunday in Lent (John 2:13-22; Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25) that discusses the presence of God in the community and characteristics of the Christian faith.
Sermon Brainwave 226
This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (John 12:20-33; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10) exploring the cross as a theme and image in John's gospel.
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Hymn: Light Of The World Is Jesus
This is an arrangement of the Philip Bliss gospel song, arranged as a short choral introit for Lent or as a hymn of illumination for Scripture.
Hymn: Down In The Grave (Electric Bass)
This electric bass setting by Sandy Willard Roger uses the familiar WAYFARING STRANGER tune, set to original words appropriate for Lent and Easter.
Sermon Brainwave 222
This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary texts of the First Sunday in Lent (Mark 1:9-15; Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22) that discusses the significance of Jesus' protection in the wilderness.