Based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, A Letter for Lent is an easy-to-follow, off-the-page, six-session group Bible study course. At the back there is also a short, personal Bible study for Monday to Friday of Holy Week, looking at the story of Onesimus in Paul’s letter to Philemon.
Hung on a framework of letter writing, the author examines topics such as encouraging each other in our faith, getting to know God better, taking on God’s family likeness, and qualities which we should aspire to.
The group course encourages all the members to participate in the discussion, including the sharing of personal testimony and life experience, and also in the prayer time. The application is both for the members of the group as individuals, but also collectively for the fellowships/congregations represented.
The personal Bible study course focuses mainly on our personal spiritual journeys. It is more meditative than the group course and encourages a time to be still and quiet in God’s presence each day. On Good Friday the focus is on making a prayer response to the Bible study’s content and what God is saying to the reader through it.