Lent: Fast and Feast

Engage with God this Lenten season.

The six-week period leading up to Resurrection Sunday (Easter) is called the “Lent.” Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, which is 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). Journey sets aside these 40 days as an intentional time to remember the Gospel and to fast and pray to grow closer to God. This dedication can be especially helpful because Lent culminates in Passion Week, when we celebrate specifically the events of Jesus’s death and resurrection. We would be thrilled if you will join us for this special season of community fasting and praying.

Feast, Fast, Focus

Through the next 40 days until Resurrection Sunday, let’s feast on the Word, the bread of life; fast from something costly that shows Christ’s greater value to you; and focus on friends and family that do not yet know Christ.

Scripture Readings

We pray that you would treasure getting alone with God this season. Check out this 40-day Lenten devotional called Journey to the Cross by Kendal Haug and Will Walker. It describes the Lenten season and includes a devotional reading for each day.

The scriptures below are narratives from Jesus's last week on earth, also known as “Passion Week” or “Holy Week.” For a supplemental devotional, check out Desiring God's Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week.

Palm Sunday -- Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19
Monday -- Matthew 21:12-19; Mark 11:12-19; Luke 19:45-48
Tuesday -- Matthew 21:20-26:16; Mark 11:20-14:11; Luke 20:1-22:6; John 12:1-8, 20-50
Wednesday -- No record found for this day
Maundy Thursday -- Matthew 26:17-56; Mark 14:12-52; Luke 22:7-53; John 13:1-18:12
Good Friday -- Matthew 26:57-27:61; Mark 14:53-15:47; Luke 22:54-23:66; John 18:12-19:30
Saturday -- Matthew 27:62-66
Resurrection Sunday -- Matthew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-14; Luke 24:1-43; John 20:1-25