Resurrection 40

Resurrection 40/ Lent 2019 Sign up here

Goal/ Purpose:

The goal and purpose of this exercise is to grow in community through prayer, vulnerability, shared experience, and intentionality. This is not only a challenge to push our limits, but to push us into our brothers and sisters. It is difficult to follow Christ, but it is easier to do this together.

What it is:

Resurrection 40 is modelled after Exodus 90, a program intended to help men break an addiction. We have changed a few things to make the program more manageable in the life of a high school student, while still rigorous and challenging. This is NOT something to do on your own; this is a community activity. We’re all in this together. The four guideposts of Resurrection 40 are Happy, Healthy, Holy, and Normal.

Happy

– Computer only for work or school except by permission of group

– No TV/ Netflix/ Hulu/ YouTube/ video games without group permission

– Minimum of six hours of sleep each night

– No social media (SnapChat/ Instagram/ Facebook/ etc.) besides GroupMe

Healthy

– No sweets or desserts

– No soda or sweetened drinks

– 20 minutes of physical activity or 30 burpees each day

– No fast food without permission of group

Holy

– Study one chapter of either Mark or Luke’s Gospel each day (read those footnotes!)

– Daily rosary, or at least one decade of the rosary each day

– Minimum of 20 minutes of prayer each day (Scripture and rosary can count towards this)

Normal

– Pray together at least once each week (see Anna for chapel code, if needed)

– Spiritual leadership from adult leader

– Participate in group chat/ accountability

– Lukewarm, cold, or short showers

– At least one meal with your family each week

– Take a rest day on Sundays, discuss with your group what that looks like

*All of these things can be adjusted to better suit your group. If for example, your bff is in town for the first time in a long time and wants to catch up at Culver’s, you can go to Culver’s if you get permission from your group beforehand. If your birthday falls during Lent and someone surprises you with a cake, don’t reject the charity of someone making a cake for you, offer it up and eat some cake.

**If this is looking too easy for you, consider making an additional sacrifice of some sort. I.e. when you would normally go out for coffee, skip the coffee shop and donate the money you would have spent (https://www.ricebowls.org/ or https://www.marysmeals.org/ ). Donate a beloved article of clothing each day or week of Lent. Read all four Gospels. Spend more than twenty minutes in prayer. Go out of your way to do something for your family, a friend, stranger, or roommate.

***Similarly, if this is looking too difficult for you, consider scaling down some of these practices. Again, the point of this is not to see how hard you can push yourself, but to draw closer to Jesus and to grow in community.

Scripture Study:

For our Scripture study, we will begin with the Gospel of Mark and finish in the Gospel of Luke. You will read one chapter each day, except on Sundays which will use the prescribed readings according to USCCB. Our plan is outlined below in case you get lost. Remember to check out those footnotes and the context. Look at https://formed.org/ or https://www.blueletterbible.org/  or http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm for more cool stuff!

Ash Wednesday: Mark 1

3.7: Mark 2

3.8: Mark 3

3.9: Mark 4

3.10: DT 26: 4-10, Ps 91:1-15, Rom 10: 8-13, LK 4: 1-13

3.11: Mark 5

3.12: Mark 6

3.13 Mark 7

3.14: Mark 8

3.15: Mark 9

3.16: Mark 10

3.17: GN 15: 5-12, 17-18, Ps 27:1-14, Phil 3:20-4:1, LK 9:28b-36

3.18: Mark 11

3.19: Mark 12

3.20: Mark 13

3.21: Mark 14

3.22: Mark 15

3.23: Mark 15

3.24: Ex 17: 3-7, Ps 95: 1-9, Rom 5:1-2, 5-8, Jn 4: 5-42

3.25: Mark 16

3.26: Luke 1

3.27: Luke 2

3.28: Luke 3

3.29: Luke 4

3.30: Luke 5

3.31: 1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13, Ps 23: 1-6, Eph 5: 8-14, Jn 9:1-41

4.1: Luke 6

4.2: Luke 7

4.3: Luke 8

4.4: Luke 9

4.5: Luke 10

4.6: Luke 11

4.7: Ez 37:12-14, Ps 130:1-8, Rom 8:8-11, Jn 11:1-45

4.8: Luke 12

4.9: Luke 13

4.10: Luke 14

4.11: Luke 15

4.12: Luke 16

4.13: Luke 17

Palm Sunday 4.14: Luke 19: 28-40, Is 50:4-7, Ps 22:8-24, Phil 2: 8-9, Luke 22: 14-23:56

4.15: Luke 18

4.16: Luke 19

4.17: Luke 20

4.18: Luke 21

4.18: Luke 22

4.18: Luke 23 (Holy Thursday Mass readings Ex 12:1-8, 11:14, Ps 116: 12-18, 1 Cor 11:23-26, Jn 13:1-15)

4.19: Luke 24 (Good Friday readings Is 52: 13- 53:12, Ps 31: 2-25, Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9, Jn 18:1-19: 42)

4.20: Holy Saturday http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042019.cfm

EASTER Sunday! http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042119.cfm

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