Prayer & worship every Sunday at

9:30 a.m.

in the Sanctuary

Do I stand up for my Christian beliefs, or do I compromise my faith in order to be accepted by friends and family

When people look at me, do they see a reflection of Christ?

 

Am I openly sharing the message of Christ with those I come in contact with each day?

 

What do I believe about Who God is?

What consumes my thoughts?

 

Is there a habit or sin in my life that repeatedly gets in the way of my relationship with God and loving Him with my whole heart?

 

Is there anyone in my life from whom I need to reconcile with and ask forgiveness? Is there something I need to confess to God?

Am I making time for God every day (talking with Him, listening to Him, reading His Word

Loving God, help me to focus more on You during this season, and help me to hear from You
more clearly than ever before. I want more of You in my life, Lord, and less of me. Thank You
for loving me and being patient with me as I grow up spiritually. In Your precious name I ask,
Amen.


Just a Note . . .


1. How many days does Lent last?
In 2019 Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and ends Saturday, April 20. This
season is 46 days – 40 fasting days and 6 Sundays – before Easter Sunday, April 21.


2. What is Holy Week?
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week – the last week of Lent leading up to
Easter.  On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem (Read
Luke 19:28-44).


Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin word “mandatum” and translates to
“commandment.”  Jesus told his disciples as they walked toward Gethsemane (John
13:34-35), “A new commandment I give to you:  Love one another.”  We mark the official
end of Lent by remembering the first Lord’s Supper.


Good Friday commemorates the day when our Lord gave his life to save us from our
sins.


Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection . . . a celebration of God’s victory over sin
and death.


During this prayer and Bible reading challenge, read, trust, and apply God’s Word every day.
Reading God’s Word each day allows you to hear God, builds a foundation for your faith, and
equips you for life. Here are several tips to help you study the scripture:


1. Pray prior to reading your daily scripture. Ask God to make you aware of His Presence
and what He wants you to know.


2. Meditate on the selected Bible passage throughout the day.  Ask someone to join you on
the journey and check in with each other and discuss what God reveals to you.


3. Journal, journal, journal . . . Oh, did I mention to journal?


• Record your prayers, answered prayers, and what your study is saying to you
• Write down notes that you can look back on


4. Following are questions to consider from your daily scripture reading:


• What does the passage tell me about God?
• In the daily reading, which verse stands out to me? What does it mean to me?
• How can I apply these verses today?
• How did the encounter impact the individual/crowd?
• What is Jesus emphasizing about Himself in each passage?
• What do I learn from the encounter?
• Do Jesus’ teachings and corrections apply to me?
• How is this passage intended to help me?
• What role does this passage play in the larger and longer biblical story?
• How have I encountered Jesus? How has He changed you?
• Who do you say that Jesus Is? Why did Jesus die? Who do you want to share Jesus
with?

 

Journey with Jesus through Lent 2019
Prayer and Bible Reading Challenge

1. The Shepherds

2. Mary, Jesus’ Mother

3. Simeon

4. Teachers at the Temple

5. John the Baptist

6. Ash Wednesday

     Lent Begins

7. Simon Peter

8. People of Nazareth

9. Roman Officer #1

10. 1st Sunday of Lent

11. The Widow from Nain

12. Simon the Pharisee

13. Mary Magdalene

14. Demon-Possessed Man

15. Jairus

16. Nicodemus

17. 2nd Sunday of Lent

18. The Gentile Women

19. The Money Changers

20. The Religious Leaders

21. The Crippled Woman

22. Ten Men with Leprosy

23. The Rich Man

24. 3rd Sunday of Lent

25. Zacchaeus

26. Woman at the Well

27. Adulterous Woman

28. Mary, Martha, Lazarus

29. The Bleeding Woman

30. Demon Possessed Man

31. 4th Sunday of Lent  

32. Sermon on the Mount Pt. 1  

33. Sermon on the Mount Pt. 2   

34. Sermon on the Mount Pt. 3  

35. Tax Collectors                      

36. Many Desert Jesus               
37. The Blind Man                      

38. 5th Sunday of Lent               
39. Jesus Prepares                     
     His Disciples Pt. 1
40. Jesus Prepares His Disciples Pt. 2
41. Jesus Prepares His Disciples Pt. 3
42. Jesus Prepares  His Disciples Pt. 4
43. Judas                                  

44. Jesus’ Final Prayer          

45. 6th Sunday of Lent               

     Palm Sunday
46. The Chief Priests                 

47. Pontius Pilot                          

48. Simon from Cyrene               

49. Maundy Thursday                

     The Crowd  

50. Good Friday                        

     The Two Criminals                           

     Roman Officer #2    

51. Holy Saturday                       

     Joseph of Arimathea         

Luke 2:8-20

John 2:1-12

Luke 2:21-38

Luke 2:41-52

Luke 3:1-22

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10

Luke 5:1-11, Luke 22:54-65

Luke 4:14-30

Luke 7:1-10

Luke 4:1-13

Luke 7:11-17

Luke 7:36-50

Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:33-40

John 20:11-18

Luke 8:26-39

Luke 8:40-56

John 3:1-21

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Luke 13:31-35

Matthew 15:21-28

John 2:13-20, Matthew 21:12-17

Luke 11:38-54

Luke 13:10-17

Luke 17:11-19

Matthew 19:16-24

Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9

Luke 19:1-10

John 4:1-42

John 8:1-11

Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-44, Jn 12:1-11

Mark 5:25-34

Mark 5:1-20

Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Matthew 5      

Matthew 6  

Matthew 7                                

Mark 2:13-17  

John 6                                     

John 9

Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8  

John 13   

 

John 14    

John 15  

John 16                                   

Luke 22:1-6, Matthew 27:1-10 

John 17

Isaiah 50:4-9-, Luke 19:28-40

 

Luke 22:66-71

Luke 23:1-25

Luke 23:26

Luke 23:17-31

 

 

Luke 23:32-43

Luke 23:44-49

 

John 19:38-42

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