LENT / HOLY WEEK SERIES

“Behold the Man!”

This Lent, we will consider what it means that God became man. As we prepare for the celebration of a real, bodily, flesh-and-blood resurrection, without which our faith and our preaching are all useless; we will consider the body of Jesus that exists in order to be nailed to a cross. The spiritual, bodiless Son of God became the in-body, in-the-flesh Son of Mary. In Jesus, God has human flesh, a body, just like you. What could be more amazing?

Under our theme, “Behold the 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? Here are the dates and themes (Note that the “Midweek” services will be on Thursdays; “*” = Communion):

*Ash Wednesday, March 6th          @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Who Hungers”

Midweek of Lent 1, March 14th      @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Who Prays”

*Midweek of Lent 2, March 21st     @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Beaten”

Midweek of Lent 3, March 28th      @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Exposed”

Midweek of Lent 4, April 4th          @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God with a Mother”

*Midweek of Lent 5, April 11th      @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Who Thirsts”

*Maundy Thursday, April 18th       @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Who Loves”

Good Friday, April 19th                 @ 7:00 p.m.       “A God Who Bleeds, a God Who Dies”

*Easter Sunrise, April 21st            @ 7:00 a.m.        “A God Buried”

*Easter Festival, April 21st            @ 10:15 a.m.        “A God Who Rises”

     There are also a limited number of Lenten devotional books that will follow the theme “Behold the Man.” We hope you will use it in addition to your regular devotions to enhance these special meditations.