An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on the Heart

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Starting with Ash Wednesday, An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on the Heart includes weekly devotions, activities, and coloring pages for families to use during Lent.

As we journey through this season of Lent together, families are invited to focus intentionally on the spiritual discipline of evaluating what the heart treasures. Some are physical treasures we can touch, hold, store, and give. Some treasures are invisible, yet still greatly matter and guide our lives. By exploring Gospel passages about treasures and matters of the heart, families will reflect on what kind of treasure matters to us, why we store treasures, and the power these treasures have in our lives.

This is also a fantastic resource for churches to buy as a resource to give to their families or to use in an all-ages small group/Bible study setting. We have over 60 denominations who use our materials so we're confident that our materials work in a variety of different theological settings and contexts.

When you purchase An Illustrated Lent for Families, you will receive:

  • Seven Family Devotions: Seven weeks of family devotions that are simple, but meaningful. The seven devotions focus on scripture passages for our theme, and each week includes a brief reflection, discussion questions, an activity, and a prayer.
  • Special Ash Wednesday Labyrinth Meditation: We also include a special meditation using a labyrinth for Ash Wednesday.
  • Coloring Pages: There are seven coloring pages that connect with the weekly scripture.

Looking for additional resources? Consider purchasing Where Your Heart Is: An Illustrated Devotional if you'd like a resource that works great for youth, college students, and adults of all ages. It is an interactive hybrid devotional/coloring book and uses the same scripture/theme that this devotional uses.

Who is this product for?

If you’re looking for something to send home to families, or to include in a Lenten box or kit you’re putting together, this resource would be perfect. It includes activities that young children can enjoy, and could also be adapted to an online Sunday School program for kids. We’ve seen churches use it in a variety of ways.

Also, if you’re looking for something to use with your own family at home, consider purchasing this product.

What do I get?

After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with the families in your church and community. We also include information on best practices for sharing our PDF products with your community.

Below is a list of the themes for each of the seven weekly devotions:

Ash Wednesday: Labyrinth
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-16; 16-21

Week 1: Storing Up Treasures
Scripture: Matthew 6:19–21

Week 2: Sharing Our Hearts
Scripture: Luke 2:41–52

Week 3: Knowing the Good
Scripture: Matthew 19:16–26

Week 4: Consider the Lilies
Scripture: Luke 12:13–34

Week 5: Becoming Someone New
Scripture: Matthew 13:45–46

Week 6: Shifting Our Gaze
Scripture: Mark 9:30–37

Week 7: Sharing Our Treasures
Scripture: Matthew 27:62–28:10

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