Sharing Lent with Your Neighbor

March 2011

March 9 (Ash Wednesday) marks the beginning of the season of Lent. These 40 days prior to Easter arespent focusing our hearts as we prepare for the celebration of the great gift of life provided by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We observe Lent through repentance and self-denial, the goal of which is to remember the great gift of redemption and the hope we have in Jesus, as well as our joy in sharing that hope with others. 
 
King’s Cross, a new book by Tim Keller, is now available for the Redeemer community as we collectively prepare for Holy Week. The book,which examines the life of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark, is an “extended meditation on the historical Christian premise that Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection form the central event of cosmic and human history as well as the central organizing principle of our own lives.” Not only would this book benefit someone who already believes the truth of the gospel, but more importantly, it is a great resource for people who are open to exploring Christianity.
 
In light of our effort during this season to reach out to our friends, co-workers and neighbors who don’t share our faith in Jesus (see last month’s article about our focus on evangelism during Lent this year), we think King’s Cross would be a great resource to share with them. So as you begin to think about how you might personally observe Lent, keep an eye open to how your friends might also benefit from this time to consider Jesus. 
 
King’s Cross is available at the book tables after Redeemer services, as well as wherever books are sold. You can learn more at www.timothykeller.com. 


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