Lent & Looking to the Cross

Episode 14 | Lent Week 1 | Released February 24 | Special guest: John Greco

Our She Reads Truth Lent journey begins this week! Raechel, Amanda, and John explore the blessing of a season set aside to focus on the cross and how Lent connects us to believers across the world and down through history. They also begin laying the groundwork for our community’s study of Jeremiah and talk about the Old Testament book’s important connections to the story of Jesus.

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This episode corresponds to Week 1 of the She Reads Truth Lent reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and SheReadsTruth.com

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Other Links: 

  • Sign acts: God sometimes instructed prophets to perform a specific action in order to illustrate an important truth to His people.
  • Outline of Jeremiah from the She Reads Truth Lent 2020 Study Book
  • “For every look at self, take ten looks at Christ.” – Robert Murray M‘Cheyne
  • Confession & Assurance: 

Confession: 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. —from the Book of Common Prayer

Assurance:

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:47

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1, 2 & 3 John – plan begins 4/13

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