Lent

We believe our city is best served when followers of Jesus are devoted to seeking God’s presence in their daily lives. Therefore, during Lent we are inviting the church to renew our devotion to God and pray for revival in our city.

What is Lent?

Lent is a six-week period that leads us into celebrating Easter, in a similar way that Advent leads up to Christmas. It is a time typically characterised by confession, fasting, and prayer, asking for God’s help in renewing our commitment to him. For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have observed it as a way to prepare their hearts to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection in Holy Week and Easter.

Below are some resources and events to help us on this journey.

Weekly Devotionals

Each week, we will release a devotional to guide our prayers, asking God’s help in renewing our commitment to him and preparing our hearts for Easter.

Events

Join us for our upcoming events during Lent and Easter.

Good Friday

Friday 29th March at 10:30am
Coborn Street
1-3 Coborn Street, E3 2AB

Talks

During Lent, we are preaching through Luke’s Gospel to reflect on themes in Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and, ultimately, to the cross. Listen to what these themes mean for our journey as disciples in today’s world.

The Way of Humility

Joel Wade 18th February 2024

In our series on Lent through Luke, Joel Wade looks at how Jesus’ journey to the cross models a life of humility and generosity.

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Forgiveness

Jonny May 25th February 2024

In our series on Lent through Luke, Jonny May looks at Luke 17:1-10, exploring the power of forgiveness and how it affects our relationship with ourselves, others, and with God.

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  • Fasting

    Throughout Scripture, God’s people have undergone periods of abstaining from food and devoting themselves to prayer. During Lent, we are inviting the church to fast every Thursday. Some have committed to refrain from food from morning until evening once a week. However, a first step might be simply choosing one day to fast during Lent, or even trying a partial fast.

    Below are some resources introducing the practice of fasting and its significance in spiritual warfare.

  • Prayer

    Lent is a great opportunity to cultivate a healthy habit of prayer in our daily lives. This Lent, we’re encouraging the church to follow LICC’s 40-day prayer journey, ‘On Purpose’. It is designed to help us discover our God-given purpose in everyday life.

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  • Scripture

    During Lent, we are preaching from the Gospel of Luke. To help you journey through the book, you might want to use Bible Project’s 40-day reading plan for both Luke’s Gospel and the book of Acts.

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