Begins on February 17.
Midweek Lenten Series:
O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High
The mercy of God for Christ’s sake, illumined for us in the Scriptures, is no small, generic, everybody-knows-that kind of mercy. God is “rich in mercy” (Eph. 2:4 ESV) and “abounding in steadfast love” (Ex. 34:6 ESV). The enormity of God’s mercy drove Paul to his knees. He fervently pleaded that others, too, might “have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (Eph. 3:18–19 ESV). Such mercy stirred the souls of God’s Old Testament people as well, who exulted, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him. … The steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting” (Ps. 103:11, 17 ESV). This Lenten Series explores different facets of God’s enormous mercy for sinners, as we meditate on the holy sufferings of our Lord during the Lenten season. Interwoven throughout our meditation is Jesus’ summons to reflect God’s enormous mercy to our neighbor: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36 ESV).
2/17/2021 (Ash Wednesday): High Love, Down in the Dust (*Genesis 2:7-9; 3:17-24; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)
2/24/2021: Love So Rich In Provision (*Matthew 6:25-34)
3/3/2021: Love That Spares No Cost (1 Peter 1:13-21)
3/10/2021: Love That Comes In Many Ways (Luke 24:44-49)
3/17/2021: Love That Deals Thoroughly With Sin (Micah 7:18-20)
3/24/2021: Love So Broad (Jonah 3:1-4:4, 4:11)