The purpose of Lent is to prepare for Easter – through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial. It makes us ready again to concentrate on the death of Christ, and the celebration of his resurrection. It is a spiritual discipline. Out of this season should come a realignment of our lives to God and God’s purposes.
For Lent 2010, we made two resources available for use across the whole church: The Big Story and Count Your Blessings.
The Big Story was a manageable way to grasp the story of the Bible in its own words. We took a 40-day express tour of the whole Bible. Along the way, we saw new insights into how the story fits together, and most importantly heard the voice of God bringing its message alive in our life.