For centuries, the Church has marked the 40 days before Easter as a season of repentance and preparation for Easter/Resurrection Sunday. Beginning March 6, 2019, we will meet each Wednesday of this season of Lent for Bible study and prayer from 6:30PM - 8:00PM.
“Behold the man!” (John 19:5) proclaimed Pontius Pilate in one of the shortest yet most profound sermons. Behold the man, God in human flesh, Jesus. His incarnation will provide the basis for our studies. And His real bodily suffering and death will be the focus of our proclamation on Easter morning of a bodily resurrection, not just of Jesus but also for His saints. Real bodies that have suffered, wept, bled, prayed, eaten, hoped, and more, will be those raised incorruptible from their graves on the day of Jesus’ return.
We will fix our eyes on the man Jesus, contemplating the inescapable fact—indeed the most important fact—that God became man. Each week, we’ll consider a different aspect of the body of Jesus Christ. What does it mean that, in Jesus, God has hands, feet, lungs, lips, eyes, and ears? Greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth - in each of these Bible studies, we will begin with a look at one of these sins in order to recognize our own sins, repent of them, and find forgiveness in the sinless Christ, who never fell into any of them. We will also take time to pray for one another during the final 30 minutes of each night.
So, together, let's "Behold the Man!"
We are hoping to have childcare available for these meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to serve or if you're planning to bring your children. Your email will help us plan accordingly.