Lent, the period of forty days (not counting Sundays) preceding Easter, begins tomorrow. As I did last year, I would like to share a few resources.
First, an essay from The Gospel Coalition on five benefits of observing Lent. The one the particularly resonates with me is the fifth, "Lent prepares us to celebrate the wonder and promise of Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday."
Also, two devotional resources:
The worship staff at Calvary Memorial Church (myself included) will spend Lent reading through "God Is on the Cross," a collection of forty daily readings curated from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The first two daily readings are viewable with Amazon's "Look Inside" feature (follow the link in the last sentence).
Also, Ray Pritchard has written a Lenten devotional, "Lord of Glory," with forty daily readings focusing on forty different names of Christ. The link in the last sentence will take you to a PDF of the devotional that you can download.
Have you come across any essays/articles/blog pieces on Lent, or have devotionals you will use this year? Please share in the comments section below!