Our Lenten Journey

It’s the Lenten season.

The season of Lent (between Ash Wednesday and Easter) is designed to be a holy, life-emptying journey into Jesus. It’s a season of letting go of worldly things in order to be filled with God. I’ve designed this Lenten study, first published back in 2010, to begin with Jesus’ personal forty-day journey into the wilderness. It’s here Jesus begins His three-year public ministry and as I see it, it’s a great place for any Lenten study to begin as well. After several sessions with Jesus in the wilderness, we fast-forward three years to what is now called Holy Week. Beginning with Jesus’ magnificent procession into Jerusalem, the great majority of our Lenten journey will cover Luke’s complete story of Holy Week. We end, of course, with the trial, the crucifixion, the death, burial, and rising of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Below, you will find a complete list of all the posts (48 blogs) of this series. We suggest that you bookmark this home page for ease of use. Enjoy!

Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.

Ash Wednesday        An Introduction   

Lenten Day 2             The Father’s Blessing.  Luke 3: 21-22            

Lenten Day 3             The Family Tree of Jesus.  Luke 3: 23-38        

Lenten Day 4             Didn’t You Promise Me a Rose Garden?  Luke 4: 1-2  

Lenten Day 5             The Temptation of Self-Preservation.  Luke 4: 3-4  

Lenten Day 6             The Temptation of Self-Promotion.   Luke 4: 5-8        

Lenten Day 7             The Temptation of Self-Perpetuation.  Luke 4: 9-12           

Lenten Day 8              Jesus: The Perfected Self. Luke 4: 13-15          

Lenten Day 9              A Once-In-a-Lifetime Opportunity. Take One.  Luke 18: 35-43     

Lenten Day 10            A Once-In-a-Lifetime Opportunity. Take Two.  Luke 19: 1-10      

Lenten Day 11            How’s Your Kingdom Investment Coming Along?  Luke 19: 11-27          

Lenten Day 12            The Easter Parade.  Luke 19: 28-40       

Lenten Day 13            The God Who Cries.  Luke 19: 41-44  

Lenten Day 14            Setting Up God-Shop In The Temple.  Luke 19: 45-48          

Lenten Day 15            Resumes and Credentials.  Luke 20: 1-8    

Lenten Day 16            Replacement Theology? Bah-Humbug.  Luke 20: 9-19    

Lenten Day 17            Honestly Speaking. How About Politics?  Luke 20: 20-26           

Lenten Day 18            Mumbo Jumbo Word Games.  Luke 20: 27-40    

Lenten Day 19            Watch Out For That Old-Time Religion.   Luke 20: 41-47        

Lenten Day 20            Let’s Talk Money.   Luke 21: 1-4  

Lenten Day 21             Was Chicken Little Right?  Luke 21: 5-11        

Lenten Day 22             Are You Ready for This?    Luke 21: 12-19       

Lenten Day 23             This Is Really Gonna Get Bad.  Luke 21: 20-28       

Lenten Day 24             On Your Feet, Folks. It’s Curtain Time.   Luke 21: 29-36     

Lenten Day 25             Alone and Dangerous.    Luke 21: 37-22: 6      

Lenten Day 26             Keep Your Eyes Open. Follow the Dots.   Luke 22: 7-13    

Lenten Day 27             Do This in Remembrance and Anticipation of Me. Luke 22: 14-20   

Lenten Day 28             Traitor, Celebrity-Wanna-Be’s, Humble Servants?  Luke 22: 21-30      

Lenten Day 29             ‘Eggs I Have Laid’ by Simon Peter.  Luke 22: 31-34     

Lenten Day 30             A Time For Peace. A Time For The Sword.   Luke 22: 35-38  

Lenten Day 31             Temptation: This Is Only a Test.    Luke 22: 39-46    

Lenten Day 32             Jesus’ Dark Night of Betrayal. Part One. Luke 22: 47-53     

Lenten Day 33             Jesus’ Dark Night of Betrayal. Part Two.  Luke 22: 54-62     

Lenten Day 34             Jesus’ Dark Night of Betrayal. Part Three.   Luke 22: 63-71    

Lenten Day 35             Church and State Joined at the Hip.   Luke 23: 1-12       

Lenten Day 36             The People’s Rule.  Luke 23: 13-25     

Lenten Day 37             So We Think Jesus Had It Bad?   Luke 23: 26-31      

Lenten Day 38             Blooming Idiots. We Just Don’t Have a Clue.  Luke 23: 32-38        

Lenten Day 39            Joining Jesus in Paradise.   Luke 23: 39-43   

Palm Sunday              Hit The Floor. This Is It!   Luke 23: 44-49    

Holy Monday              A Good Man Named Joseph.  Luke 23: 50-56             

Holy Tuesday             Why Are We Looking For Life In A Cemetery?  Luke 24: 1-8      

Holy Wednesday       Our Human Response to the Resurrection.  Luke 24: 9-12      

Maundy Thursday     Do You Recognize This Guy?   Luke 24: 13-16        

Good Friday              Thick Heads and Slow Hearts.   Luke 24: 17-26      

Holy Saturday            A Bible Study with Jesus.   Luke 24: 27-35          

Easter Sunday           The Weekend From Hell Ends. Hallelujah!  Luke 24: 36-43      

Closing. Day 48.        We Are His Witnesses To His Story.   Luke 24: 44-48       


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