Just as we set aside time in the season of Advent to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, we dedicate time in the season of Lent to contemplate our need of the cross, giving thanks for Christ’s life and death in preparation for the celebration of His resurrection. Observed in the six weeks leading up to Easter, Lent is modelled on Jesus’ time of preparation and testing in the wilderness (40 days + Sundays). This year, we will be reading through Matthew’s gospel account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our prayer is that over these six weeks, God would use this time in His Word to prepare us, both as individuals and a community, for the ‘good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Ephesians 2:10) as ambassadors of His Kingdom.
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