This is a simple Lent devotional resource for all ages to read through the entire Gospel of Mark with your families at home, even if it is a family of one!
The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the gospels and is considered to be the first of the four to be written. There is a sense of urgency in Mark’s gospel to get it all out there as fast as possible so people can quickly hear and know “the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” (Mark 1:1) With little commentary along the way, Mark leaps immediately into revealing Christ as the Messiah, through a wealth of parables, miracles, conversations and encounters with Jesus. If you have never read a gospel through from start to finish, Mark is a good one to begin with.
This Lenten devotional booklet begins with an introduction to the season of Lent and the option of planting a table garden that will bloom for Easter Sunday. The devotional booklet then includes an overview of the scripture texts for that week along with an opening prayer for each day. Scripture readings are then laid out for Monday through Saturday accompanied by wondering questions to ponder and discuss. A weekly journal page provides a place for drawing or writing thoughts and ideas considered each week.
The booklet is available for download from our Sunday School webpage, or you can pick up a printed copy after church.
You can also download your own electronic copy below.