Seasons of the Christian Church: We are in the season Lent
Six(6) Sundays between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
BACKGROUND: Began as a forty hour vigil, beginning on Good Friday. Then was extended to become a tithe of the year=36 days. Finally it was extended to forty week days, as Sundays are not included because they represent "little Easters,' to commemorate Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness. Ash Wednesday, when the psalms of the prior year's Palm Sunday are burned and the ashes placed on the foreheads of the people, begins this season.
THEME: Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal
This second season of preparation calls on us to examine our true relationship with God-not what others see, but what is happening on the inside.
We walk with Jesus from the start of His ministry; His baptism, the Wilderness and walk with Him toward the Cross.
What have we done and continue to do that nails Him to the Cross?