40 ways in 40 days… following Luke’s Jesus in Lent 2016

In Christian spirituality the 40 days leading up to Easter (Lent) has traditionally been a time of self examination and learning which mirrored Jesus’ own spiritual journey of forty days in the wilderness; testing his own identity and vocation.

Historically Lenten learning communities would help prepare for the initiation rite of water baptism on the morning of Easter Sunday where people would symbolically be ‘born again’, rising from the waters of death with the risen Christ.

Today are seeking to renew these wilderness traditions and ourselves in our own  journeys of discovery of what it means to follow Jesus in our culture and moment.

#40ways40days involves immersing ourselves in Luke’s story of Jesus (the gospel read across the world in churches during 2016). Luke’s story gives special emphasis to the movement of the Spirit in our lives and world;  the spiritual power of money; the problems of wealth and poverty; the voice of women; the art of hospitality and connecting beyond cultural difference.

#40ways40days is also an invitation to do. We have focused Luke’s story around forty ‘discipleship dynamics’. 40 things that followers of Jesus are in Luke’s story experience, feel or are are asked to do.

#40ways40days, invites people to choose a theme from the and share something of how it connects with your life and inspires or challenges your spirituality.

It may be as simple as sharing a story, a photo, a link to some art or a poem that reflects the connection of the gospel theme with your own personal joy or struggle.

It’s a way to get to know each other, the wisdom of the biblical story and the Spirit that inspired it.

40 WAYS IN LUKE’S STORY 2016

February 10 #1 Open Up to New Birth / Sing in New Possibilities  Luke Ch. 1-2 – Marcus C.

February 11 #2  Search for the Lost…  Luke 2:41-51, Ch.15 – Mark P.

February 12 #3 Repent  Luke 3:8-13 – Marcus C.

February 13 #4  Work Ethic/s Luke 3:11-14

FEBRUARY 14 , 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT: Luke 4:1-13  

February 15 #5 Temptation Luke 4:4-12, 22:40 – Anne. W. H.& Mark P.

February 16 #6  Participate in the Universal Missio- Dei!  Luke 4: 13-30; 7:22; 9:6; 10:1,17

February 17 #7 Try AgainLet Down your Nets:  Luke 5: 1-10 – Cathie S.

February 18: #8 Leave and Follow:  Luke 5:11, 27-28; 9:23-27; 9:57-62, – Mark P.

February 19 #9 Host Great Banquets / Make Eating Sacred Luke 5:29-6:5; 7:34; 9:1-10; 22:14-23; 24:13-32; 41-42 – Katherine K

February 20 #10 Dance in the Face of Poverty/Pain Luke 6:23, 7:31-35, 10:20 – Fiona H.

FEBRUARY 21,  2ND SUNDAY OF LENT: Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-36

February 22 #11 Love your Enemies: Luke :27-29  – Alena

February 23 #12 Give Luke 6:30; 11:41

February 24 #13 Do Unto Others :  The Golden Rule Luke 6:31, Luke 10:25-37

February 25 #14 Judge Not Luke 6:37-39

February 26 #15  Listen/ Hear  Luke 8:8; 18; 11:27; 14:35; 18:6 – Mark P.

February 27 #16 Travel Light / Shake it Off  9:1-6; 9:51-55; 10:1-16, 22:35

FEBRUARY 28,  3RD SUNDAY OF LENT: Luke 13:1-9

February 29 #17  Pray  Luke 11:1-12; 9:2; 18:1-8, 22:40; 17:5

March 1 #18 Shine you Inner Light in the Darkness  Luke 11:35, 12:2-3

March 2 #19 Beware of Hypocrisy : Luke 12.1, 13:56

March 3 #20 Fear Not,  Luke 12:4-7; 32, 21:9

March 4 #21 Find your Spiritual Voice: Luke 12:11-12; 21:14

March 5 #22 Guard Against Greed Luke 12:15-21

MARCH 6,  4TH SUNDAY OF LENT:  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 7 #23 Seek First the Kingdom Luke 12:31

March 8 #24  Be Ready : Luke 12:35-40; 21:36; 22:35

March 9 #25 Compromise/ Reconcile Luke 12:57-59

March 10 #26 Enter the Narrow Door  Luke 13:24

March 11 #27  Hints for Guests:  Choose the Cheap Seats  Luke: 14:8; 20:46

March 12 #28 Hints for Hosts: Bring in the Poor, Luke 14:12-14

MARCH 13,  5TH SUNDAY OF LENT: John 12:1-8

March 14 #29 Make Friends Shrewdly, 16:1-9

March 15 #30 Mind the Gap, Luke 16:19-31

March 16 #31 Forgive Luke 17:3-4; 6:36-50; 22:34

March 17 #32 Resist Privilege Luke 17:7-10, 3:8-10  – Fiona H.

March 18 #33 Remember Lot’s Wife Luke 17:20-37

March 19 #34 Welcome the Children: Luke 18:15-17 – Charlie, Ruby, Lowenna

MARCH 20,  PALM SUNDAY : Luke 19:28-40

March 21 #35 Render unto Caesar  Luke 20:20-26

March 22 #36 Beware of Messiah’s  Luke 21:8

March 23 #37 Expect Apocalypse/ Run to the Hills  Luke 21:23

March 24 #38 Consider the Figs / Signs of the Times: Luke 21:29

March 25 #39 Serve Luke 22:25-26

March 26 #40 Receive Spiritual Power Luke 24:49

 

JOIN IN :
1.Choose a theme from the 40 themes below for which you would be willing to share something online.
2. Send at email to Marcus at Newmarket or Mark at Moreland.
3. Consider attending a Lenten Gathering…

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