2018 Lenten Worship Series “REHAB”
The word rehabilitate means to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work; to restore to good condition or operation. Similarly, the annual observance of the Lenten discipline among Christians is a time to seek restoration for our lives.
We will learn how to live differently, to set a “new normal” for ourselves and our relationships after a period of time or perhaps a crisis has made it clear to us it is impossible to live as we had before. Likewise in Lent, we focus on helping those coming to faith in Christ for the first time, as well as those making their way back to Christ and the fellowship of the church after a period of absence or neglect, primarily in concrete, behavioral ways. Our goal for all who engage this period of time is that the way of Jesus becomes either the “new normal,” or, for those who have been consistent in the journey over time, is strengthened as our normal.
Week 1: February 18 “Wilderness”, Mark 1:9-15
Week 2: February 25 “Intervention”, Mark 8:31-38
Week 3: March 4 “Program”, Exodus 20:1-17
Week 4: March 11 “Recovery”, John 3:14-18