Lent Retreat 2018: Into the Wilderness
Welcome to our Lent Retreat 2018 in collaboration with Sacred Space. An online retreat is an opportunity to journey with God throughout Lent, wherever you are, whenever you would like.
To help and guide our prayer this year, we are reflecting on what it means to journey into the wilderness. Throughout the Bible, the wilderness is a place of preparation; a place of overcoming temptation; a place that God leads many people to, including Jesus before he began his public ministry. The retreat will give us an opportunity to reflect on moments of wilderness from the Old and New Testaments, and also the desert places in our own lives.
Please Note: We release sessions once a week (see dates provided below).
Session 1: A Place of Preparation
Isaiah 40: 3 – 5
Session 2: A Place of Testing
“He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”
Luke 4: 1 – 13
Session 3: A Place of Reconciliation
“I will now bring her into the wilderness”
Hosea 2: 14 – 20
Session 4: A Place of Rebellion
“Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?”
Numbers 21: 4 – 9
Session 5: A Place of Nurturing
"It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat”
Exodus 16: 1 – 4, 13 – 15
Session 6: A Place of Challenge
“He grew up and he lived in the wilderness”
Genesis 21: 8 – 20
Session 7: A Place of Transformation
"The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad"
Isaiah 35: 1 - 7