This Lenten study, appropriate for individual or group use, explores seven Gospel characters' en...
This Lenten study, appropriate for individual or group use, explores seven Gospel characters' encounters with Jesus--one for each Sunday in Lent. Each character tells his or her own story, enabling the reader to see Jesus more clearly. A prayer, discussion questions, and suggested ways to deepen the Lenten journey are included in each chapter. Each lesson can be adapted for a 30-minute to one-hour study. Characters and themes include: * the rich young man (self-denial) * the woman caught in adultery (forgiveness) * the woman at the well (new life) * the mother of James and John (ambition) * Caiaphas the High Priest (jealousy) * Simon of Cyrene (cross-bearing) * Nicodemus (new birth) This resource emphasizes thematic (theme-based) study.