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The Importance of the Lent Season

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday the day before Easter. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. To learn more about the importance of Lent and how you can observe it, read “Lent: An Invitation to Remember” by Pastor Russ Ramsey.

If you are looking for a Bible reading plan during this season of Lent, we recommend following along with the reading plans by She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth.

Also, here are some additional resources that our Kid's Ministry recommends for engaging kids in the Lent season.