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Lent begins next Wednesday on the day the church has traditionally called Ash Wednesday.  What is Lent all about?  And what is the significance of Ash Wednesday?  How should we observe this time on the church calendar?  Should we give up something?  

There are a lot of questions about Lent.  Check out our article list below. [Scroll down for video and downloadable file of 40 Titles.] 

Prepare for Lent

Now is the time to prepare for Lent.  Some will give something up, as has been the tradition, but I suggest that you consider taking something up.  

Make Lent a time of dedication to spending more time reading your Bible, reflecting on God’s teachings and revelation, and in prayer.  

40 Days Looking to Jesus

Make Lent a time of focusing on Jesus.  He is the reason for this season.  Think about who Jesus is and all that He did during His earthly ministry.  Then reflect upon all that Jesus does for you because you belong to Him.

I suggest that over the next forty days you consider the titles of Jesus found in His Word.  Here’s a list of 40 (there are many more).  Take a title each day leading up to Easter (Remember the 40 days do not include Sundays.)

Look up the Scripture for each title and ponder in your heart the gracious and generous work of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

40 Ways to Know Jesus Better

  1. Wednesday: Advocate – 1 John 2:1
  2. Thursday:  Author and Finisher of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2
  3. Friday: Bishop of Souls – 1 Peter 2:25 
  4. Saturday: Bread of Life – John 6:35, 48 
  5. Monday: Chief Shepherd – 1 Peter 5:4 
  6. Tuesday: Christ – Matthew 1:16
  7. Wednesday:  Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6
  8. Thursday:  Deliverer – Romans 11:26 
  9. Friday: Door – John 10:9 
  10. Saturday: Emmanuel – Matthew 1:23 
  11. Monday: Friend of Publicans and Sinners – Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34 
  12. Tuesday: God – John 1:1
  13. Wednesday:  Good & Great Shepherd – John 10:11, 14; Hebrews 13:20 
  14. Thursday:  Head of the Body (the Church) – Colossians 1:18  
  15. Friday: Holy One of God – Mark 1:24; Acts 3:14
  16. Saturday: Hope – Romans 15:13; Titus 2:13  
  17. Monday: I Am – John 8:58 
  18. Tuesday: Immanuel – Matt 1:21-25, Luke 8:22-25 (Isaiah 7:14)
  19. Wednesday:   Jesus – Matt 1:21, Phil 2:9
  20. Thursday: Judge – Acts 10:42
  21. Friday: King of Kings, Lord of Lords – 1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 19:16 
  22. Saturday: Lamb of God – John 1:29
  23. Monday: Last Adam – 1 Corinthians 15:45
  24. Tuesday:  Light of the World – John 8:12, 9:5
  25. Wednesday:  Master – Matthew 23:8, John 1:38   
  26. Thursday: Minister (Servant)– Mark 10:45
  27. Friday: Passover Lamb – 1 Corinthians 5:7
  28. Saturday: Prophet – Acts 3:22
  29. Monday: Propitiation – 1 John 2:2
  30. Tuesday:  Redeemer – Galatians 3:13; Titus 2:14  
  31. Wednesday: Resurrection – John 11:25
  32. Thursday: Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4 
  33. Friday:  Sacrifice – Ephesians 5:2 
  34. Saturday: Saviour – Luke 1:47 
  35. Monday: Shepherd – 1 Peter 2:25 
  36. Tuesday:  Son of God – Matthew 4:3; Luke 1:35; John 1:49  
  37. Wednesday:  Son of Man – Matthew 18:11 
  38. Thursday: True Vine – John 15:1
  39. Friday: Way, Truth, and Life – John 14:6
  40. Saturday Word – John 1:1

Download the list and check off each day as you look up the Scriptures and ponder these titles.

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    About Lent

    ***Lent: 40 Titles for 40 Days (Download NOW: 40 Titles for Lenten Devotions)
    What is Lent? Should I Give Up Something? (Article and Video)
    This Time Called Lent (Video)
    Prepare for Lent (Video)
    Lent Reflections (Video)
    How Should You Observe Lent? (Article)
    How Should You Observe Lent? (Reflect and Prepare short video)
    Have You Sat At The Master’s Table? (John 13-17) 

    About Holy Week

    Palm Sunday

    Blessed is the King -- A Palm Sunday video
    Hosanna -- Palm Sunday (Jesus Wept) (video)
    Walking with Jesus – Tested by the Chief Priests and Elders

    The Last Supper

    What is Maundy Thursday?  The Basin & The Towel
    Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday (video)
    What’s your Judas experience? The Pain of Betrayal
    What Do We Know about Judas? This Might Surprise You.

    Crucifixion Day

    Was Jesus crucified on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?
    Thursday Crucifixion? Do these two reasons “nail” it?
    Why do we call it good [Friday]?
    Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
    How is Jesus Like a Worm? What’s the Crimson Worm? A Remez In Psalm 22?
    Who do you need to reconcile with today?
    Who Killed Jesus?
    Since Jesus was the Passover LAMB, Why Didn't God Provide a Lamb in Genesis 22?
    Did Pilate Proclaim Jesus to be God?
    Was Jesus Forsaken by His Father?
    The centurion's song from the foot of the cross: “Surely This Was a Righteous Man”
    Journey to the Cross: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
    How Do We Know Psalm 22 Is About The Cross?

    Three Days in the Heart of the Earth

    The Days of Darkness 
    Sadness and Despair: The Darkest Days of All Time
    Obituary of Jesus: Body Stolen or Risen? What do you say?

    About Easter and Resurrection Life

    Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow (video)
    Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia  (video)
    A Place in the Sun (Son) (video)
    You'll Never Walk Alone (video)
    How to Close Your Eyes and Really SEE Jesus!
    Open Your Eyes to The Full Gospel
    Are you glad to see Jesus?
    Ponder the Prophecies of Jesus’ Mission (video and downloadable file)
    What If We Skipped Easter This Year?
    He’s back….and it changed everything!
    The Lord is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!
    Because He Rose: The resurrection changed everything!  (video)
    What’s the Meaning of the Folded Napkin in the tomb?
    Keep Easter Alive in Your Heart: He Came Back (video)
    The Only Soul-Saver, Sin-Forgiver, Chain-Breaker, Pain-Taker, Way-Maker, Hope-Giver: Jesus
    Keep Looking Up
    Praise God, He’s Alive
    Christian Internet Forwards? The Rest of “The Birdcage” Story? (video)
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    A Room with a View of Eternity—The Last Will & Testament of Jesus Christ   Take a seat at the Master's table. Learn about the riches He gives to all who are His. This book will bless and encourage you, give you hope, and help you live in the joy of your salvation and the riches of Christ that are yours.

     

    The Top Ten Got Questions? in 2020

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