Lent and Easter
The focus of Lent is a consideration of Jesus Christ and what it means to be a "new creation" (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:7) and "redeemed" (cf. Galatians 3:13-14) by Him, i.e. what it means to have died to sin and come alive to new life in Christ. Through the celebration of Lent, we prepare for Easter by thinking about the narrative of the passion-death-resurrection and in doing so take time to review and reflect on how we might progress in our faith. It is also a time for us to contemplate our propensity to sin and the need for confession, repentance, and contrition, ie. to let go of the ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that prevent us from growing in spiritual maturity.
Here are resources to help you, your church, and your family prepare for Easter.