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What is Lent?

Lent is a season of self-examination and spiritual renewal lasting 40 weekdays and 6 Sundays and culminating in Holy Week. This practice is derived from the biblical narrative of the people of Israel being tested in the wilderness for 40 years, as well as from Jesus’ 40 day wilderness fast. For us too, it is a spiritual journey, and its destination is Easter, “the Feast of feasts.” The darkness of Lent allows the flame of the Holy Spirit to burn within our hearts until we are led to the mysterious and radiant brilliance of the resurrection. Therefore, the mood of Lent is “bright sadness,” and its aim is the remembrance of Christ and his sufferings on our behalf. Lenten Sermon Series: 5 First Words, a look at the first five Ten Commandments.

Monthly Minute

March 2015

Monthly Minute March 2015 from Christ Church on Vimeo.

In this Monthly Minute, Christ Church's newest Pastoral Intern, Catherine Evans, shares the top news at Christ Church in March 2015.

Prayer During Lent 2015

3/1/2015 Berkeley Sermon Discussion Questions

Kyle Brooks on 3/2/2015

One way we can understand the second commandment against making images is that we aren't to make idols that compete with God. But this deep word has another level of meaning as well. God doesn't want us to make images of him! God is both more immense than we can imagine and more immanent than our images of him. Below are some discussion questions to help you uncover your idols and grow in love for Jesus, the true image of God. Feel free to use all of them or just a few.
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