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Lent 2024: He Arose For Us by Sis. Leila M. Kendrick


”And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

2 Corinthians 5:15


February 23, 2024

He Arose For Us

In a few weeks, we go from joy and great anticipation to sorrow and downheartedness: such is the range of emotions that we often experience from Christmas to Easter. However, as Disciples of Christ, we know that his death and resurrection was scripted as the divine plan of God. As we reflect in the emotions of this period, we bear witness and remain anchored to the purpose of his birth and death. The savior’s death was the ultimate act of God’s unfathomable love for us.

Because Christ arose for us, hope and joy remain inseparable. Because he arose, we have true sacrificial love displayed for all to see and available to all those who believe that he died and arose. Because he died and was resurrected, we live and have a greater understanding of his love for us and remember that the tomb that they thought would seal his life and purpose is indeed empty.

Hallelujah, he arose and the gates of heaven are open to all who trust and believe.

                                                      Sister Leila M. Kendrick

WMS/Life Member


Prayer: Father, you raised Christ from the grave that we might have life eternal. May the glory of our Savior shine upon us with love, peace and strength, no longer fearing sin or death. In Jesus name, we give thanks for the life eternal. Amen


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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