The season of Lent is the forty-day road to Easter, and is a journey marked with self-examination, struggle, friction, and hope. The foundation of Lent is honesty; we are invited to unmask and to be honest about ourselves, to be truthful about the ways our souls have been injured. The human condition is not hidden in Lent, but laid bare. We see and acknowledge the pain that exists in our lives and in our world. And yet, there is hope in Lent. We are reminded of the new possibilities in Christ. He invites us to follow him into new worlds, to live in new ways, and to trust that he is for us, and that he is good.
THIS PAGE IS A RESOURCE HUB FOR THE SEASON OF LENT WITHIN THE PARISH FAMILY OF ATLANTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN, AND WE'LL ADD THINGS ALONG THE WAY.
Lenten Daily Readings
These daily email devotionals during the season of Lent are provided as an encouragement to you during this season. They'll come to your inbox every morning of the season (Monday-Friday), and will include an excerpt from a well-known Christian writer and thinker (both ancient and modern), along with various other helps and resources.
Blues For Lent Podcast
If you're into music and theology, this is your go-to for the season. Each episode is a reflection on the Psalm reading for that week, and is wrapped in clips of music, interviews, and more. Blues For Lent will drop once a week (every Wednesday) onto our regular feed, and each episode comes with a listening guide (download below). First episode drops on Ash Wednesday, March 6.
Group Discussion Guides
These guides are designed to be used in small group settings. We'll load a new one each week.
Family Devotions: Reflections on Prayer
The season of Lent can be a difficult concept for younger ones to fully grasp. This year, we are providing devotions from Illustrated Children's Ministry. The focus is on prayer and developing the intentional spiritual discipline together as a family. Each weekly devotion includes a discussion and coloring page, family activity, and prayer time. The devotions can be used with children of all ages. Click on the links below for each week's devotion.
*From The Liturgical Year, by Joan Chittister, O.S.B., p.112