Preparing for Lent! Why?

Mark Anthony's picture

Having been in more or less the Arminius Camp for over 25 years, I found the Lord calling me to serve within a Conservitive Lutheran Church, which is as you guessed, reformed. I like the balance the history of the church has labored over since 1530 AD. It has a great stability that is comforting to me. But I still have questions about some church traditions and holidays.

Since I will be teaching the Adult Bible Class at our local church during the Lent/Easter Season, I thought I would prepare a five week lesson plan explaining the history and purpose behind this holiday. There will also be a devotional theme to these lessons, hence the reason for Lent.

My reason for posting is to find like minded students of God's word to help in my understanding of Lent.

I will post the Lessons as I finish them, this will be fun as well as a learning experience. These can be found in a New Group, "Preparing for Lent! Why?"

Micah 6:8

De Maria's picture

37 days to Lent

Now is the time to prepare for Lent.

In the Catholic Church, we are now celebrating Ordinary Time. The Season of Lent will begin on Ash Wed and end, on the eve of Holy Thursday.

So, how do you prepare for Lent?

What does Lent mean to you?

I'll start off.

So, how do you prepare for Lent?

In my household, we prepare by thinking about what we will give up for Lent. What we will sacrifice or what good work we will perform extra in order to unite ourselves with Christ in the desert.

Examples are: Giving up sweets, giving up meat, giving up meals, doubling the tithe, attending prayer meetings, extra prayer during the day, more Bible reading etc.

It goes without saying that these sacrifices and works are in addition to the days of fasting and abstinence which are normally observed.

What does Lent mean to you?

For me, Lent is a preparation for Easter. A time of cleansing wherein we attend to Christian duties with more fervor in order that we may be prepared to meet the risen Christ.


De Maria