Feb 22, 2012

your next 40 days

I received a great email today from someone who is looking to make the most of the 40 days that lead up to remembering the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are others they work with who were wondering how to make the most of it, and I was asked if I had any Bible verses that could be sort of a daily reading around the office.

I love it! What an awesome way to make the most of this season.

So here's a response to that via some Bible verses that just may help. Also, take a peek an another article I wrote last year for some added tips: http://www.ehow.com/how_8049745_celebrate-lent-new-ways.html
  • Ash Wednesday Even Now (Joel 2:12-13) Image: ashes – as in the sign we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday
  • 2nd Day of Lent (Thursday) Original sin (Genesis 3:1-20) Image: an apple, or a small plastic snake
  • 3rd Day (Friday) Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-12) Image: two men, one standing with his fist raised
  • 4th Day (Saturday) Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6:5-13, 9:8-11) Image: picture of Noah’s ark
  • 5th Day (Monday) Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18) Image: a lamb
  • 6th Day (Tuesday) Jesus and Abraham (John 8:31-40) Image: a chain – symbol of the slavery Christ frees us from
  • 7th Day (Wednesday) Moses and the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-21) Image: picture of the two tablets
  • 8th Day (Thursday) The Covenant with Abraham and Moses (Jeremiah 31:31-33) Image: an outstretched hand
  • 9th Day (Friday) A New Covenant (Luke 22:15-20) Image: two hands clasped together
  • 10th Day (Saturday) 2 Great Commandments (Matthew 22:34-40)Image: notice of the two great commandments
  • 11th Day (Monday) Forty Years in the Desert (Numbers 14:2-4, 10-112, 17-19, 33-34) Image: small piece of bread to represent manna
  • 12th Day (Tuesday) Forty Days in the Desert (Luke 4:1-13) Image: a stone/picture of a city to represent Satan’s temptation
  • 13th Day (Wednesday) The Day of the Lord (Joel 2:10-16) Image: a trumpet
  • 14th Day (Thursday) Jonas and the Whale (Jonah 1:1 – 4:11) Image: a plastic whale or fish, a picture of a large whale
  • 15th Day (Friday)Whom Shall I send? (Isaiah 6:8-10) Image: a red coal
  • 16th Day (Saturday) Trust and Rescue (Psalm 22) Image: a small globe
  • 17th Day (Monday) Prophetic Role of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1: 4-8, 3:12-15) Image: a shepherd’s staff
  • 18th Day (Tuesday)Story of Elijah (2 Kings 2:9-12) Image: a chariot and horses
  • 19th Day (Wednesday) Story of Elisha (2 Kings 4:38-44) Image: basket of bread and fishes
  • 20th Day (Thursday) Loaves and Fishes (Mark 6:34-44) Image: basket of bread and fish
  • 21th Day (Friday) Gabriel and the Anointed One (Daniel 9:15-24)Image: a picture of the angel Gabriel
  • 22nd Day (Saturday) Anointing of David (1Sam. 16:1-13) Image: a horn or jug of oil
  • 23rd Day (Monday) Anointing at Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13) Image: vial of perfume
  • 24th Day (Tuesday) John the Baptist (Luke 1:13-17, 80) Image: pitcher of water
  • 25th Day (Wednesday) Prophecy of New Order (Micah 4:1-7) Image: a sword and a pruning hook
  • 26th Day (Thursday) Fulfillment of all Prophecies (Luke 24:44-48)Image: picture of a book, the Scriptures
  • 27th Day (Friday) Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36) Image: a tent
  • 28th Day (Saturday) Entrance Into Jerusalem (Matt. 21:1-9) Image: small plastic donkey or piece of palm
  • 29th Day (Monday) Zeal for your house consumes me (Psalms. 69:6-25) Image: a musical instrument
  • 30th Day (Tuesday) Driving the moneylenders from the temple (John 2:13-25) Image: a knotted piece of rope
  • 31st Day (Wednesday) Judas (Matthew 26:14-25) Image: silver coins – to represent Judas’ 30 pieces of silver
  • 32nd Day (Thursday) The Innocent Victim (Isaiah 53:1-12) Image: a white lamb
  • 33rd Day (Friday) Last Supper (Luke 22:14- 20) Image: cup and plate
  • 34th Day (Saturday)Agony in Garden (Matthew 26:36-46) Image: olives – from the garden of Gethsemane
  • 35th Day (Monday) Denial of Jesus (Mark 14:29-31 and 14:66-72)Image: small plastic rooster
  • 36th Day (Tuesday) Crown of Thorns (Matt. 27:27 – Matt. 27:31)Image: a twig bent in a circle – the crown of thorns
  • 37th Day (Wednesday) Scourging at the Pillar Image: a leather strip – the thongs of the whip used when Jesus was scourged
  • 38th Day (Holy Thursday)The Two Thieves (Luke 23:32 – 43) Image: a row of three crosses
  • 39th Day (Good Friday) On the Cross Image: a single die, a piece of sponge and a blue strip of cloth
  • 40th Day (Holy Saturday) Death Of Jesus (Matthew 27: 45-54)Image: small stones/gravel/dirt – reminder of the earthquake

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