Grace Avenue UMC

March 9 – March 17, 2019

The season of Lent begins in the wilderness.  The 40 days of Lent correspond to other places in the Bible where 40 is mentioned; the time on the Ark, the years the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness, the days Jesus spent following his baptism in wilderness of temptation.  The wilderness reminds us of the importance of trusting God.  When everything else we depend on is stripped away, we experience what matters most.

Scripture Readings

March 9/10 – In the Wilderness
Luke 4: 1-13

March 16/17 – During Temptation
Luke 4: 1-13

Suggested Resources & Reading

Christ in the Wilderness: Reflecting on the Paintings of Stanley Spencer 
by Stephen Cottrell

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to stand Alone 
by Brené Brown