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.
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.
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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