“Lent for all Nations” is inspired by work from Concordia St. Louis Seminary Professor Ben Haupt. We will examine characters in the New Testament and their explicitly named nationalities and ethnicities, because even these little details point us to Christ and teach us to love our neighbors. While it may be more obvious to consider the importance of Pontius Pilate’s or the Good Samaritan’s countries of origin, why do the Gospel writers want us to know that the Simon who carried Jesus’s cross hailed from Cyrene?
We will also explore how the Christian church is truly Global. We will highlight how people have reached across ethnic, cultural and geographic boundaries to bring the hope of Christ to All Nations!