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WHAT: Lent is the 40-day season leading up to Easter, when Christians imitate Jesus’ withdrawal to the wilderness. Christ was deprived of food, water and the daily comforts of life. Yet during this time of testing, Jesus was able to find strength in His Father. (Matt 4:1-11)

WHEN:Lent is the period of time 40 days prior to Easter. This year Lent will begin on Wednesday, February 26, and end on Thursday, April 9.

WHY: We fast, or give up something we enjoy–that consumes time or distracts us from God–in order to grow in our personal relationship with Christ. RockPointe encourages you to consider what you may fast from, as a sacrifice to your flesh, in order to feed the spirit. Seek the Lord as to what you might give up in order to focus more time on Him in prayer, reading the Bible, devotion, and serving or giving to a mission or charity.

We’re providing you with a complimentary 40-day Lent Devotional Guide. In it you’ll find 40 brief, relatable entries with a Bible verse and a question for you to consider.