Lenten Devotionals

“Preparing Our Hearts for Easter”

What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word lengten, which simply means “spring”, when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ over the darkness of sin and death. It is, to borrow a phrase from C.S. Lewis, a season of a kind of “happiness and wonder that makes you serious.”

It is our prayer that as you journey with us from Ash Wednesday (March 5th) to Easter (April 20th), you would be reminded of the reality of our broken humanity, but as days grow brighter, you would experience with greater abundance, the reality of God's redeeming grace. And so, just as we carefully prepare for big events in our personal lives, such as a wedding or commencement, Lent invites us to make our hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ death and resurrection.

March 5, 2014 - The Dust
March 6, 2014 - The Bow
March 7, 2014 - The Darkness
March 8, 2014 - The Test
March 10, 2014 - The Lion
March 11, 2014 - The Passover
March 12, 2014 - The Prayer
March 13, 2014 - The Priest
March 14, 2014 - The House
March 15, 2014 - The King
March 17, 2014 - The Son
March 18, 2014 - The Stone
March 19, 2014 - The Scorn
March 20, 2014 - The Appeal
March 21, 2014 - The Forsaken
March 22, 2014 - The Champion
March 24, 2014 - The Name
March 25, 2014 - The Chosen Servant
March 26, 2014 - The Servant Israel
March 27, 2014 - The Sinless Servant
March 28, 2014 - The Suffering Servant
March 29, 2014 - The Waters
March 31, 2014 - The Spirit
April 1, 2014 - The Branch
April 2, 2014 - The Good Shepherd
April 3, 2014 - The Treasure of the Nations
April 4, 2014 - The Coming King
April 5, 2014 - The Mourning
April 7, 2014 - The Lamb
April 8, 2014 - The Fast
April 9, 2014 - The Leper
April 10, 2014 - The Adulteress
April 11, 2014 - The Call
April 12, 2014 - The Prediction
April 14, 2014 - The Anointing
April 15, 2014 - The Cleansing
April 16, 2014 - The Plot
April 17, 2014 - The Washing
April 18, 2014 - The Cross
April 19, 2014 - The Grave

Written for the Lenten season a couple of years ago, we'd like to acknowledge the many people who contributed to this series of devotionals as writers, editors, designers and coordinators. They are David Bisgrove, Pamela Brown-Peterside, Abe Cho, Maria Fee, Lauren Gill, John Lin, Kathy Keller, Michael Keller, David Kim, Lee Marcum, Chris Miles, Bijan Mirtolooi, Susan Nacorda, The Park Forum (Bethany Jenkins), David Plant, Leo Schuster, Steve Shaffer, April Tam, Ed Sirya, Rusan Symons and Jeff White.