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Lent – Week 1 – Monday

LENT – WEEK 1 – MONDAY LESSON: ROMANS 8:12-17 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 There is a reason why the evangelist, with considerable care, states right at the beginning of this Gospel that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the…

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Lent – Week 1 – Sunday

LENT – WEEK 1 – SUNDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 4:1-11 We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 It is customary to read the Gospel of Christ’s temptation by the devil at the beginning of the season of Lent to set…

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Lent – Saturday

LENT – SATURDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:57-58 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 We have no hesitation at all in declaring that anyone who contemplates God’s sufferings for a day, an hour, a quarter of an hour, does better…

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Lent – Friday

LENT – FRIDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:47-56 Rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13 Anyone who remains so completely unmoved and hard-boiled that the sufferings of Christ do not horrify him and bring him to his senses has…

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Lent – Thursday

LENT – THURSDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:36-46 He was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities. Isaiah 53:5 Christ’s passion should help us to a knowledge of self, to be horrified at ourselves, and to bring us to contrition. If this is not the result of Christ’s passion as far as we are…

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Lent – Ash Wednesday

LENT – ASH WEDNESDAY LESSON: PSALM 32:1-7 If thou, O Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalm 130:3,4 David says in the psalm, “I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my…

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Pre-Lent / Quinquagesima / Tuesday

PRE-LENT / QUINQUAGESIMA / TUESDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:26-35 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 This life is nothing else but a life of faith, love, and the holy cross. But these three never reach a…

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Quinquagesima – Monday

QUINQUAGESIMA – MONDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:14-25 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 If we are considering the passion of Christ in the correct way, its immediate effect on us should be a feeling of deep shock and an uneasy conscience. We should be deeply shocked when we see the harsh…

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Quinquagesima – Sunday

QUINQUAGESIMA – SUNDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:1-13 The next day, he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 In many people, the passion of Christ arouses little more than sympathy. They lament and bemoan the fact that He suffered innocently. A…

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Sexagesima – Saturday

SEXAGESIMA – SATURDAY LESSON: EPHESIANS 3:7-13 To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God. Luke 8:10 What does He mean when He says: “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God”? What is a “secret” here? If one cannot know it,…

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